Amix Group and our Power Lifting Reflection

Since Amix Group has been recently highlighted in Global Report’s latest Power magazine, for our investment in our heavy-lift ringer-crane, we wanted to reflect on how our investment has allowed our company to directly help the power industry within British Columbia.

The purchase of our Arctic Tuk has enabled us to efficiently and effectively move heavy equipment, including transmission cable spools, and generation turbines of up to 380 mt. Although we have substantial savings in our costs, the Arctic Tuk allows us to continue our strive in keeping the environment clean by decreasing the needed amount of machines and cutting time at each project.

Here’s a look-back on past work that Amix has assisted the Power industry in British Columbia:

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Heavy Lift

Rewind: Heavy Lift Neptune Hoppers

As Amix is playing a heavy hand in the expansion of Richardson’s grain silos, we wanted to highlight one of our other past contributions to another of North Vancouver’s Low Level Road’s expansions.

Last year, Neptune Terminals completed an expansion of its potash-handling facility, which increased their coal-handling capacity from 8 million tonnes to 12.5 million.

For this construction, we lifted, transported and positioned their large hoppers at their terminal. We used our Heavy Lift crane and barge, the Arctic Tuk, to carry three hoppers at a time to the site.

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Heavy Lift North Vancouver Silo Project

Amix Heavy Lift has been onsite in North Vancouver’s Low Level Road to assist in the $120-million expansion to Richardson International’s grain-handling terminal.

The proposition began 2 years ago, as the company’s silos were running at full capacity and in desperate need of expansion. The proposal proceeded, due to the worldwide shortages of grain and Canadians’ increasing demand.

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Amix First on Scene of Fishing Boat Fire

Boat Fire

On August 19, a small fishing boat caught on fire on the Fraser River near the Pattullo Bridge. We are proud to say that one of our tugboats, the Sea Warrior, and one of our assistance boats, were first on scene to put out the fire and rescue the 3 men on deck.

We had the fire under control, and by the time the New Westminster police arrived, most of the fire was put out.

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Amix Group Highlighted in Power Magazine

We are extremely pleased to be part of Global Business Reports’ latest edition of their Power Magazine. This magazine addresses and explores the need for upgrades and conservation of energy efficient machinery in BC.

In 2005, our company invested in a heavy-lift ringer-crane and placed it on our Arctic Tuk barge. This has allowed us to efficiently and effectively move heavy equipment, including transmission cable spools, and generation turbines of up to 380 mt. Although we have substantial savings in our costs, we also increase efficiency in the utilization of ours and our partners’ time.

We are pleased and look forward to continuing our efforts in being an energy conscious company in BC.



Canaan Shipping

Last month, Amix Group helped with one of Canaan’s recent cargo shipments.

For the shipment, our newly painted Sea Warrior tugboat, towed our Harken Logger behind it, carrying around 2 dozen cargo bins. One of our mobile cranes was on board the Harken to assist in moving the bins on and off the barge with ease.

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Ocean Oregon and Sea Commander get set for the long haul

Ocean_Oregon_Loaded The Ocean Oregon has been converted into a barge capable of carrying up to 11,500 Tons of wood chips on its deck by adding 30’ steel bin walls.

The wood chips are being transported for client Roseburg Forest Products from Coos Bay Oregon to pulp mills up and down the BC coast.

The barge is being towed by the Sea Commander. Amix crews and welders carried out the barge conversion, from a design prepared by Capilano Maritime.


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Johnson St Bridge

Victoria’s iconic Johnson Street blue bridge gets de-railed

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.