Silverdale Substation

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Client: Locher Evans International
Location: Mission BC
Completion Date: July 2014

Project Highlights:

Twin new transformers which weigh 64,000 kg each were delivered into the new Silverdale Substation in Mission, BC. Access into the Under Construction Substation was extremely tight and had both vertical and horizontal curves in the road which prevented access by conventional highway trailers. A shortened trailer and our hydraulic lifting fifth wheel tractor were used to bring the transformers on-site. Maneuverability of crews and equipment required particular care and planning as the construction of the substation was in full swing with several contractors occupying the site.

Services:

  • Offroad equipment to bring transformers into the substation
  • Jack and Slide procedure to install the transformers accurately on their new foundations.
  • Quick and accurate placement of the load was needed for seating the transformer bases in the wet grout bed on the new foundations.

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Spirit Trail Overpass

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Client: Capitol Steel
Location: North Vancouver BC
Completion Date: September 2014

Project Highlights:

North Vancouver residents watched the new Spirit Trail Pedestrian/Cyclist Pathway near completion with the installation of the new Pedestrian Bridge over the Lower Level Road. Supreme Structural Transport was happy to be a part of the erection of the Stantec designed structure. The fabricator, Capitol Steel, was also pleased to see their handiwork installed safely over this North Shore roadway.

Services:

  • Transportation of the partially assembled structure from a staging area located approximately 2 km from the bridge erection site.
  • Fabrication of custom support plates to carry the bridge only on the intended bearing locations.
  • Delivery to under-hook at the Bridge erection site.

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Vedder Bridge

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Client: Emil Anderson Construction
Location: Chilliwack BC
Completion Date: April 2017

Project Highlights:

A King Post Support System was used in conjunction with hydraulic jacks and skid shoes to propel the bridge across the River without any in-stream temporary supports. Although the bridge is 80 meters in length, the critical part of the launch was the first 60 meters when the bridge was cantilevered over the river, until the south end of the bridge touched down on the pier. It is anticipated that the first 60 meters of travel will be completed in one day. (April 11th) The remaining 20 meters of travel requires a series of detailed and coordinated steps and is anticipated to take two to three days to complete.

Services:

  • This is the first arch bridge in the world (that the Design-Build Team is aware of) that has been launched with a king post support system.
  • The total weight of the bridge, suspended pipes, launch girder, and counter weight is approximately 420 tonne (926,000 lbs)
  • The total weight of the counter weight is approximately 148 tonne (326,300 lbs)
  • The bridge was fabricated in Delta, BC, at Supreme Steel’s Canron facility.
  • The launch cable is a spiral strand cable with a minimum breaking strength of 4,070 kN (415 tonne –force, 915 kip).
  • One launch cable weighs approximately 2,000 kg (4,400 lbs)
  • The precast concrete counterweight panels, will form part of the bridge deck after the bridge is in place.
  • The bridge system has been designed to minimize the amount of work needed to be completed over water. Completing work over land is far safer, more productive and cost effective.
  • The suspended utilities (sanitary, water, gas, BC Hydro, and Telus) have all been preinstalled under the bridge.

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650 Tonne Shiploader

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Client: Ramsey Machine
Location: Sydney BC
Completion Date: 2010

Project Highlights:

Transport of the 650 tonne Shiploader unit included design of 70 tonne steel support frame which evenly distributed the load to the hydraulically floating 192 tires, development of the jacking procedure, and evaluation of the wharf structure’s ability to support the loads.

Services:

  • Design, fabrication and installation of the custom transport frame.
  • Transportation of the massive load by land and sea from Sydney on Vancouver Island to the Kinder Morgan Terminal on the North Shore of Vancouver Harbour.
  • Co-ordination of several authorities having jurisdiction including Victoria Airport Authority.
  • Floating Load-Out to barge in both Victoria and Vancouver harbours.
  • Marine securement for barge transport.

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Kelly Lake Substation

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Client: BC Hydro
Location: Kelly Lake BC
Completion Date: March 2017

Project Highlights:

Mount Pleasant is one of the city’s most vibrant and fastest-growing neighbourhoods, with an anticipated local growth in electricity demand by almost 40 per cent in ten years, and 80 per cent in 30 years. To meet that growing need, BC Hydro commissioned construction of the new Mount Pleasant Substation; the first to be built in the city of Vancouver since 1984.

The team at Locher Evers International coordinated the trans-continental shipment of the two 140 ton Transformer Units and selected Supreme Structural Transport for their delivery from Shipside through the narrow Vancouver City streets to their new home in a 2-story building in the congested city centre.
 

Services:

  • Transportation by barge and roll-ashore discharge in Vancouver’s False Creek.
  • Extreme requirements for transporter maneuverability and load distribution in tight city streets.
  • Jack and Slide procedure (with rotation) to install the transformers accurately on their new foundations.

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Mt Pleasant Transformer

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Client: Locher Evers International
Location: Vancouver BC
Completion Date: December 2012

Project Highlights:

Mount Pleasant is one of the city’s most vibrant and fastest-growing neighbourhoods, with an anticipated local growth in electricity demand by almost 40 per cent in ten years, and 80 per cent in 30 years. To meet that growing need, BC Hydro commissioned construction of the new Mount Pleasant Substation; the first to be built in the city of Vancouver since 1984.

The team at Locher Evers International coordinated the trans-continental shipment of the two 140 ton Transformer Units and selected Supreme Structural Transport for their delivery from Shipside through the narrow Vancouver City streets to their new home in a 2-story building in the congested city centre.

Services:

  • Transportation by barge and roll-ashore discharge in Vancouver’s False Creek.
  • Extreme requirements for transporter maneuverability and load distribution in tight city streets.
  • Jack and Slide procedure (with rotation) to install the transformers accurately on their new foundations.

Download the project sheet.


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Seaspan Goliath Crane

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Client: Sea Business Ltd.
Location: Vancouver BC
Completion Date: May 2014

Project Highlights:

This colossal crane (dubbed “Hiyí Skwáyel”) is a critical component of Seaspan’s $200 million Shipyard Modernization Project, and will be the largest Gantry Crane in Canada, towering 80 metres high and spanning 76 metres wide. The new state-of-the-art facility will allow Seaspan to efficiently deliver Non-Combat Vessels for the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard.

The crane components were delivered by ship to the Vancouver Harbour where SST received the components as they were craned onto three large barges. The barges were used to deliver the components to the new berth at the Seaspan Facility.

Services:

  • Working closely with our client Sea Business, coordinated and performed the live (floating) rolling offloads of five separate major crane components:
    • 480 tonne Main Girder
    • 200 tonne Crane Leg
    • 120 tonne Upper Winch House
    • 80 tonne Sill Beam
    • 60 tonne Lower Winch House
  • Coordinated and handled more than 150 pieces (weighing up to 45 tonne) of crane-ashore components, moved into position at the North Vancouver facility on a variety of purpose built transport frames.

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Welcome To Our New Website

Posted on by Jessica Christensen

We are happy to announce we have our new website finally up and running. We’ve filled it with photos and videos from some of our biggest projects. You’ll also find detailed information about the services we offer. Have a read through our website and give us a call and let us know how we did.

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