Amix deployed the largest crane barge of its kind in Western Canada to remove part of Victoria’s most historic and best-known bridge. The Arctic Tuk provides a strong and stable floating foundation for a Manitowoc 4600 Ringer crane and is uniquely equipped to make such a precise and challenging lift from the water. Read full report in Crane & Hoist and watch 3 minutes in 3 days video. Also see recent bridge construction update in The Journal of Commerce. Visit the dedicated Johnson Street Bridge website for ongoing updates.
After an 11-week spell in dry dock at BC Ferries’ Deas Pacific Marine facility in Richmond, the Nicola ferry was successfully lifted back into the water Aug 24. The Nicola’s hull and keel sections had been completely overhauled with new welded panels, anti-rusting treatment and propeller refurbishment.
Now looking as good as new below the water line, the Nicola will remain berthed at Deas Basin while repairs continue to her upper deck. She will resume service for the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation Band in a month or two.
It takes a special kind of crane to lift the gigantic components of a modern-day windmill off the deck of a ship. Especially when the operation has to be approached from the water. Amix Heavy Lift were commissioned to offload the 100 foot long steel casings from ship to shore using their flagship Arctic Tuk crane which can lift up to 600 Tons. The barge-mounted crane was chosen for practical and safety considerations that a land-based crane could not easily handle at the Duke Point facility. Once assembled, along with generator hubs and rotating blades, these massive lengths of steel, each weighing up to 60 Tons, will become a virtual forest of wind turbines. The $300m project will be completed at Cape Scott on the north west tip of Vancouver Island. Amix Heavy Lift will continue to be involved with the delicate ship to shore lifting operations until all the wind turbine components are safely landed.
Learn more about the Cape Scott project as reported by CTV
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