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United Engineering KLTP Platforms

In 2022, Nickel Bros had the pleasure of working with United Engineering on the transportation of equipment for KLTP. The cargo consisted of a 210,000 lbs / 105 T platform and a 194,000 lbs / 97 T intake screen. Nickel Bros relocated this equipment from the United Engineering Shop near Pat Bay to a barge loading location. Our team loaded both pieces onto the barge (supplied by United Engineering) so it could sail off to new adventures!

Project Date: Q2, 2022

Industry: Mining

NB Scope: Nickel Bros (NB) provided engineering, equipment and workforce to transport one (1) Shiploader 95’x24’10”x16’@460,000lbs from point of origin at 4399-4341 Barge Terminal Rd, Campbell River, BC to destination site near St Vincent Bay near Saltery Bay, BC.

Project Specifics:

  • NB mobilized to origin site, prepared custom transporter
  • jack and slid the shiploader onto the transporter
  • set up ramps for rolling onto barge
  • lashed and secured cargo for marine transport
  • towed barge to destination site
  • set up ramps for rolling off barge
  • positioned shiploader onto pad

Cargo Stats (LWH@Lbs):

  • Shiploader 95’x24’10”x16’@460,000 lbs

Transport distance:

  • 80 kms

Challenges:

  • Limited drawings and data available
  • Unit fastened/bolted to foundation
  • Tide dependant loading and offload sites

Solutions:

  • Nickel Bros ensured additional capacity within system to manage any weight increases
  • Specialty cutting equipment and crews for separating structure from foundation
  • Careful planning of tides and delivery timelines
  • The bulkhead received improvements to ensure barge to land interface and smooth transition of offload

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