Recent Projects

Expansion Components for Shiploading Facility

Overview:

Western Dimensional coordinated and executed the transport of 25 major components from various locations to a shiploading facility in on the West Coast of Canada.  Operations included rail transport, jacking and weighting, SPMT Transport, RORO Operations, and on-site transport. 

Services:

  • Rail transport of components measuring up to 150 ft x 30'x 20'.

  • SPMT Transport and barge RORO operations of components up to 250 Tonnes.

  • Transport engineering.

  • Supply of module stands, and transport beams

 

Equipment:

  • 26 axle lines of Goldhofer PST SL-E SPMT c/w two power packs

  • RK 330 mobile railcar mover

  • Jacking and weighing equipment

  • 12-axle heavy duty railcars

  • 10.5 m RORO ramps

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Crusher Shells to Quebec Gold Mine

Overview:

Western Dimensional engineered and executed the transport of two 180 ton crusher shells from a port on the St. Lawrence Seaway to a remote gold mine in Quebec.

Services:

  • Rail transport of two 180 ton crusher shell segments.

  • Transfer from railcar to road transporter using an 800-ton hydraulic gantry.

  • Road transport from rail siding to mine.

  • Transport engineering.

  • Design and fabrication of specialized set of turning beams.  

 

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Light Rail Vehicles from Ontario to Alberta

Overview:

Western Dimensional was responsible for the delivery of 26 LRVs from Ontario to Alberta.

Services:

  • Supply of specialty railcar equipped with retractable extensions, wheel chocks, and lashing points.

  • Roll-On loading using dual-winch system and portable loading ramp.

  • Rail transport from Ontario to Alberta.

  • Transfer from railcar to specially equipped hydraulic platform trailer.

  • Road transport to maintenance and storage facility.

  • roll-off offload using portable ramp.

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Girder Transport for Rapid Bridge Replacement in Toronto

Overview:

Western Dimensional transported 16 bridge spans as part of a rapid bridge replacement in Toronto, ON.  

Services:

  • Design of a specialized bolster system used  for carrying single girders on two separate heavy duty railcars.

  • Rail transport of new and old spans between bridge site and staging area using mobile railcar movers.

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Runner Transport in Labrador

Overview:

Western Dimensional completed delivery of an 85 tonne runner from Saint John, NB to Churchill Falls, NL.  

Services:

  • Rail transport from the Port of Saint John to Labrador in our perimeter frame railcar.

  • Design and fabrication of a custom hub allowing the runner to turned and transported in the vertical position.

  • Road transport from the nearest rail siding to site and positioning for unloading in the power bay.

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Transport of 20 transformers in Manitoba

Overview:

Western Dimensional completed delivery of 20 transformers, weighing 250 tonnes each, to two job sites in Manitoba. 

Services:

  • Rail transport from the ports of Thunder Bay and Houston to job sites near in southern and northern Manitoba.

  • Installation of temporary railway tracks, crossing a highway, used to move railcars in and out of the job site.

  • Rough set to pad on site using self propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) and skidding systems.

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Relocation of three C02 tanks in Southwestern Ontario

Overview:

Western Dimensional removed three CO2 tanks from an operational facility and installed them on their new foundations. 

Services:

  • Removal from existing foundation using skidding system and load-out and securing on heavy-duty railcars.

  • Lashing and rail transport to new site.

  • Installation on new foundations using a jacking system, SPMTs, and a 600 ton crane.

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