A great example of a factory to foundation project! Nickel Bros was trusted again by Stella Jones in 2022 to remove two existing tanks (vertically stacked, 157,000 Lbs / 78.5 T and 180,000 Lbs / 90T respectively). Additionally, our teams transported a replacement tank (160,000 lbs / 80 T) from the manufacturing facility 20km by road to its new permanent location.

Project Date: Q1 2022, Q4 2022

Industry: Lumber processing

NB Scope: Removal of two existing tanks, one of them sitting at an elevated platform on top of the other and replacing the lower tank with a new one that also has to be moved over the road from manufacturing facility to site.

Project Specifics:

  • Nickel Bros supplied the equipment and workforce necessary to complete project
  • Extracting one (1) Re-uping tank (placed on elevated platform).
  • Extract one (1) #5 Retort  (located below Re-uping tank)
  • Transport one (1) new #5 Re-tort tank 20kms from manufacturer to install site.
  • Install new #5 Re-tort tank in place.

Cargo Stats (LWH@Lbs):

  • 110′ x 7’6″ x 7’6″ @ 160,000 lbs

Transport distance:

  • 20 kms


  • Confined work space
  • Working at heights
  • Management of weights and lengths while extracting / installing vessel in a tight space
  • Moving new tank in one piece by road


  • Careful surveying of workspace and tolerances
  • Usage of unified hydraulic equipment to ensure leveled lifts
  • Custom engineering on extraction / install system
  • Adjustments made for working at heights
  • Engineering of transporter for over the road transport.

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