Our Unparalleled Team of Experts
We realized from the start that moving a submarine from Halifax
to Port Burwell would not be a simple task. To succeed, we
need to bring in the best and that is exactly what we have
done. The Museum is proud to have created a team of world
class companies. Hearing about Ojibwa was all it took bring
them on board!
Engineering project managers - BMT Fleet Technology
BMT Fleet Technology is a member of the world's largest marine
consultancy providing through-life engineering support for the
civil infrastructure, defence, marine and transport industry
sectors. BMT is proud to have been selected as project manager and
to support the Elgin Military Museum in the preservation of an
important piece of Canadian Naval history.
BMT will be responsible for the evaluation,
movement and mounting of the decommissioned submarine HMCS
Ojibwa from its current location in Halifax, Nova Scotia to
its new home in Port Burwell, Ontario. Under the watchful eye
of Project Manager (Move) Andy Wills, a former Royal Navy
submariner, Ojibwa couldn't be in more experienced hands. For
more information, visit www.fleetech.com.
Marine move - Heddle Marine Services Inc.
Based in the Port of Hamilton, Heddle Marine Service Inc. is the
only marine repair firm that operates floating dry-docks on the
Canadian side of the Great Lakes. Heddle will conduct the
complex move from Halifax to Port Burwell using tugs, a floating
drydock and a barge. For more information, visit
On-shore heavy lift - Mammoet
The internationally known firm of Mammoet, are experts in heavy
lifting. Their expertise will be used during the off load of
the vessel and the transport to its final location using their
well-tested SPMT (self propelled mobile transporter)
technology. For more information, visit www.mammoet.com.
Environmental assessment - Conestoga - Rovers &
Known for their project management of the assessment and
remediation of the Love Canal, this international firm has been at
the forefront of environmental consulting services for over three
decades. Their Waterloo, Ontario office has conducted full
environmental impact assessments of the Port Burwell site and the
route from Halifax. For more information, visit
Dredging - Riggs Engineering Ltd.
Riggs Engineering Ltd. is a heavy civil engineering and marine
specialist firm based in London, Ontario, Canada. Incorporated in
1998, they are committed to providing clients with the highest
quality of professional advice and practical, constructible
solutions with respect to dredging, commercial harbour facilities,
ferry terminals, marinas, water resources and construction support
services. For more information, visit www.riggsengineering.com.
Dredging - Consolidated Giroux
Headquartered in Charlo, New Brunswick, Consolidated Giroux is
an environmental maintenance and clean up industry focusing on
simple solutions to complex environmental maintenance issues. With
40 years of operational experience and a track record second to
none, Consolidated Giroux Environment Inc. has established itself
as a strong competitor and an operation efficiency leader. For
more information visit:www.girouxinc.com