Industrial Equipment Moving

Over the years we’ve done work with a wide variety of clients on industrial projects, and we tackled the unique challenges each presented with the same knowledge and expertise we’ll bring to bear on yours. You can learn more about a few of these projects below, then contact us to learn more or get started.

650 Ton Shiploader – North Vancouver

Manufactured by Ramsay Machine Works on Vancouver Island, this machine was transported by road and barge to the Kinder Morgan Terminals in North Vancouver, where it will be used for loading copper concentrate onto cargo ships. The load was carried on a specially designed 192 wheel hydraulic transport frame and included a 2 km move through the Victoria Airport.

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BC Place Revitalization – Structural Steel

SST received from ship and rail, and delivered to site, more than 200 separate steel components used in the roof structure of the BC Place Revitalization Project. The components, which weighed up to 150 tonnes each, were transported at night through the streets of Downtown Vancouver.

Solar Coaster Drive Station – Whistler Mountain

On this job we transported the Solar Coaster chairlift drive station at the top of the Blackcomb Mountains approximately 250’ downhill to make room for the new Peak 2 Peak Gondola that will span the Whistler to Blackcomb Mountains. The chairlift drive station was 80’ long and weighed 170 tons, with a very high centre of gravity, since all the heavy machinery is in the roof area.

RAV Line/Tunnel Boring Machine

For this job we transported three pieces of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) for Canada Line in Vancouver, the pieces being 20’ in diameter and weighing 110 tons. We used a 400 ton capacity transporter to minimize axle loadings, as Vancouver’s sewer and water mains are very old and brittle.

Eye of the Wind – Grouse Mountain

The wind turbine tower was manufactured in Washington State in three sections. Each section is close to 20 metres long and made from structural steel weighing up to 45 tons per section. SST transported the tower sections on special frames at a walking pace up Grouse Mountain’s winding 13 km back road.

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The John M. S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

Opened in 2006 and set on the banks of the Fraser River in Richmond, the John M. S. Lecky UBC boathouse serves as UBC Rowing’s home. Each of the two 400 ton concrete float modules were fabricated on land, then rolled onto a submersible barge for launching.

Learn more about this project here and here.