Preventative Maintenance Program

Client Need: Neptune Bulk Terminals (NBTL) had just completed expansion projects that upgraded the terminal’s capacity from 12.5 MTPA in 2017 to 22 MTPA in 2021. The terminal’s previous capacity had been 12.5 MTPA up until 2021. NBTL recognized that this increase in terminal throughput will result in less time available for planned maintenance activities,… Read More

Potash Shed 1 System — Predictive Maintenance Program

Client Need: Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. (NBTL) needed to forecast the maintenance program for the existing potash storage system (108,000 tonnes) at Shed 1, established to a 10-year time horizon. The desired outcomes of the maintenance-program study were to forecast annual costs along with schedule intervals for the works necessary to facilitate continued safe… Read More

Equipment Fatigue Analysis

Project details: Trigon Pacific Terminals Ltd. (formerly, Ridley Terminals Inc. (RTI)) operates a bulk materials handling terminal, located at Prince Rupert’s Ridley Island, for the export of metallurgical coal, thermal coal, petroleum coke. CWA was retained by RTI to conduct a fatigue analysis and service life prediction of their major materials handling equipment, including two… Read More

Shiploader Spill Containment Pans

CWA was commissioned by Kinder Morgan to design a fully-enclosed, self-cleaning containment pan system at Berth 4 of the Vancouver Wharves site to reduce product spillage, allow for product recycling, and mitigate potential environmental risks.

New Cargo Study

Project details Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership Inc. (Westshore) operates the busiest single coal export terminal in North America. As part of a plan to diversify their product base, Westshore engaged CWA as the lead consultant in a consulting group (consisting of RF Binnie & Associates Ltd., enCompass Solutions Group, Braun Geotechnical Ltd., and Naesgaard-Amini Geotechnical… Read More

Cement Terminal Dock and Barge Ramp Rehabilitation

Project Details: Lafarge Canada Inc. (Lafarge) retained CWA to develop a multi-phased plan to rehabilitate and upgrade aging marine infrastructure at their cement plant, located in Richmond, B.C. Under Phase 1 of this project, CWA assessed the existing marine infrastructure at the cement plant’s riverside berth and subsequently developed a rehabilitation plan to address the… Read More

Ingo/Outgo Dumper Systems Upgrade

Project Details: Ridley Terminals Inc. (RTI) has been one of North America’s leading coal export terminals for nearly 40 years. In order to meet current and future throughput demands, RTI planned to replace aging equipment within their railcar unloading facility. CWA was retained by RTI as the prime consultant responsible for the engineering, procurement, and… Read More

Cement Terminal Inspections

Project details: In order to mitigate safety and quality risks and prevent catastrophic incidents, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Lafarge) has implemented a program to inspect and monitor key assets at their cement terminals, quarries, and other manufacturing facilities. Under the program, Lafarge engaged CWA to perform inspections of 15 cement terminals throughout western Canada and northwestern… Read More

Coastal Vulnerability Studies

Project details Indigenous Services Canada, in partnership with coastal First Nations in British Columbia, is seeking to understand the risks posed to infrastructure and assets in coastal communities from flooding due to climate change, storm events, and earthquakes. CWA was commissioned to work with communities located on the north coast and mid-coast of British Columbia… Read More

Strander Feed Assist

​Project details CWA assisted Weyerhaeuser Trus Joist (formerly Weyerhaeuser iLevel) with the mechanical and structural design for new infeed equipment to provide an automatic veneer finishing system in tandem with ergonomically-designed manual feeding stations for the production of Parallam™, the world’s only commercially-manufactured and marketed parallel strand lumber product. Solutions The two infeed lines were… Read More

Site C Crusher Dust Suppression

​Project details BC Hydro’s Site C Project, the third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast British Columbia, is expected to produce 5,100 gigawatt hours of energy each year for over a century. Peace River Hydro Partners (PRHP) holds the main civil works contract for the project. CWA was retained by… Read More

Site C RCC Insulation Hold Down

​Project details BC Hydro’s Site C Project, the third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast British Columbia, is expected to produce 5,100 gigawatt hours each year for over a century. Peace River Hydro Partners (PRHP) holds the main civil works contract for the project. To meet BC Hydro’s requirements, PRHP… Read More

Seymour Dam Spillway Gate

​Project details CWA was retained by Metro Vancouver to design a new hydraulically-actuated spillway gate in one of the twelve spillway bays on the Seymour Falls Dam, which impounds a reservoir that supplies approximately one third of the drinking water for the Metro Vancouver region. The new gate allows environmental flexibility for the yearly fish… Read More

​New Pebble Crushing Facility

Project details The Highland Valley Copper mine is Canada’s largest open pit mine, producing both copper and molybdenum concentrates. As part of the 2011 mill optimization project, which sought to increase the mine’s average throughput by approximately ten percent, CWA designed a completely new pebble crushing circuit and crushing building including a 300-tonne surge bin,… Read More

​Cleveland Dam Airshaft Elevator

Project details CWA was the prime consultant for the installation of a new service elevator and ducting system in an existing 60-metre-deep airshaft to allow personnel and rescue access to the underground galleries of the Cleveland Dam. The new elevator is capable of carrying four people, an injured worker and a stretcher, or a specified… Read More

​Primary Crusher Relocation

Project details The Highland Valley Copper mine is Canada’s largest open pit copper mine and produces both copper and molybdenum concentrates. CWA developed the project execution plan and performed the detailed civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical design for the relocation of primary crusher #4. The project included: The relocation of two 1,000-metre-long overland conveyors with… Read More

Wood Chip Barge Unloading, Distribution & Reclaim Systems

Project details CWA was engaged by Harmac Pacific (formerly Pope & Talbot) to provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services for the reconfiguration of the entire wood chip unloading, distribution, and reclaim systems at the pulp mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Solutions CWA was responsible for the initial concept and the detailed design of all… Read More

Compost Facility

Project details CWA was engaged by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) to provide engineering services for the design and construction of a new composting facility. The project was launched as part of RMOW’s “Whistler 2020 – Moving Toward a Sustainable Future” integrated community sustainability plan with the goal of reducing the amount of solid… Read More

​Wood Chip Unloading System

​Project details CWA was engaged by Canadian Forest Products (Canfor) to provide engineering and project management for a new wood chip unloading system at its pulp mill in Prince George, British Columbia. Solutions CWA provided engineering and project management for the wood chip unloading system including a 125-ton combination railcar/truck dumper and an outstocking conveyor… Read More

​OSB Plant Log Pond & Green End Modifications

​Project details CWA was engaged by Louisiana-Pacific to design a heated log thaw pond and associated conveying equipment for the oriented strand board (OSB) plant in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Challenges Process piping for heating the log thaw pond was innovatively designed to withstand a corrosive, humid environment and extreme cold weather conditions. Conveyor chains… Read More

​Truck Dump & Outstocking Conveyor System

​Project details CWA was engaged by Harmac Pacific (formerly Pope & Talbot) to upgrade the chip receiving, outstocking, reclaiming, and storage facilities at the pulp mill near Nanaimo, British Columbia. The upgrade provided Harmac Pacific with the flexibility to balance the ever-changing fibre supply on the coast and meet the mill’s chip consumption requirements. Solutions… Read More

​20MW Cogeneration Plant

​Project details CWA assisted Riverside Forest Products (now Tolko Industries) with the selection and installation of major equipment and the complete building structure for a 20MW biomass cogeneration plant in Armstrong, British Columbia. The cogeneration plant converts wood waste into renewable energy in steam and power, producing steam for an on-site veneer plant and exporting… Read More

​Richmond Terminal Marine Infrastructure Rehabilitation

​Project details CWA was initially engaged by Lafarge Canada Inc. (Lafarge) to perform a load capacity analysis of two existing timber structures, an approach trestle and a portion of the main wharf, to identify their safe working load capacity. As part of the analysis, CWA performed a site visit and condition inspection to identify repairs… Read More

​Landside/Seaside Grain Terminal Inspection

​Project Details The Cargill grain terminal in North Vancouver, British Columbia handles wheat, durum, canola, barley, and grain by-products. CWA was engaged to complete an inspection of the terminal to help ensure that it was in a safe structural condition and that there was safe access for personnel working in the facility. Challenges The inspection… Read More

​Rail Beam Assessment & Rehabilitation

​Project details After conducting a condition inspection of one of the berths at Neptune Bulk Terminals (NBT) that found exposed and corroded pre-stressed strands on one of the rail beams, CWA designed and implemented a temporary steel splice plate repair that would allow the berth to safely continue operations while a permanent repair was developed…. Read More

​Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Pump Suction Isolation Gates

​Project details The Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant provides secondary treatment to wastewater from approximately 172,000 residents in Richmond, British Columbia. CWA was selected by Metro Vancouver to provide a method to individually isolate each of the five raw sewage pumps for periodic preventative maintenance. Challenges The work area in the wet well is classified… Read More

​Merry Island Solar Panels and Wind Turbine

​Project details Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) planned to install a series of solar panels and a wind turbine at the coast guard base on Merry Island, a small island near the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia. CWA was engaged to design a support frame and foundation system for the solar panels, as well as… Read More

​Nootka Island Small Craft Marine Structures

​Project details Access to the light station on Nootka Island was limited, requiring transport by helicopter and favourable weather conditions. This presented a challenge to the lighthouse keepers and coast guard operations throughout the year. As a result, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) sought to install a small craft dock to supplement operations. CWA was… Read More

​Ready-Mix Harbour Plant

​Project details CWA was retained by Lafarge Canada Inc. (Lafarge) as the prime consultant responsible for engineering, procurement, and construction management services for a new ready-mix facility in Vancouver, British Columbia. The project included the following elements: A barge berth designed to accommodate 6,000-tonne barges. A 1,400 t/h barge unloading and stacking conveyor system. Aggregate… Read More

​Coal Capacity Upgrade

Project details CWA provided EPCM services to Neptune Bulk Terminals to increase the capacity of its metallurgical (steel-making) coal export facility from 8.5 million tonnes per year to 12.5 million tonnes per year. The project included the installation of a new stacker/reclaimer and a related conveyor system rated at 8,000 tonnes per hour. Challenges As… Read More

​Potash Ship Loading System Expansion

Project details CWA performed the detailed design of an expansion project to increase the handling capacity of an existing potash facility from six million tonnes per year to ten million tonnes per year. The project included a new 600-tonne capacity surge bin, modifications to an existing conveyor to create a shuttling head end, a new… Read More

Stewart World Port Marine Structures

Project details Stewart World Port serves the resource industries in British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon, exporting commodities such as mineral concentrates, coal, and forestry products and importing break bulk cargo. CWA completed the detailed engineering and procurement of the marine structures for the port, including: A 20-metre by 240-metre wharf capable of accommodating Handymax… Read More