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Commercial

Wescan

MB Hydro Place, Winnipeg, MB

Manitoba Hydro Place at 360 Portage Avenue is a first of its kind, state of the art Leed Credited Platinum building. The electrical system designed by Earthech and installed by Wescan Electrical Mechanical Services included many design assist systems of detail. New lighting ideas, controls, and distribution systems with risers of 23 floors of bus duct both normal and emergency power for the building. The lighting of the interior atrium, a four story showpiece leads the way into the building.

The first three floors of public access space and office areas are joined by the Winnipeg indoor walkway. The office floor spaces are completely serviced in a computer access floor with data and power all hidden from view. The intricate and possibly the most complicated fire smoke evacuation system, was also part of this project.

  • Client: MB Hydro
  • Size: 880,000 square feet
  • Stories: 22
  • Value: $32,700,000
  • General Contractor: PCL Constructors
  • Electrical Engineer: Earth Tec
  • Architect: Smith Carter
  • Completion Date: August, 2009

Other Projects

  • D’arcy & Deacon Offices
  • CJOB Offices & Studios
  • Sport for Life – Data
  • Blue Cross Head Office
  • Brandon Fire Hall
  • Winnipeg Airport Parkade
  • Tecumseh Parkade
  • Canada Post Sorting Depot
  • Marmon Keystone
  • Winnipeg Walkway Extension
  • Portage Place Fire Alarm
  • BMO Boiler Replacement

Institutional

Wescan

Critical Services Redevelopment Project

Wescan completed all electrical systems at CSRP. The project has helped to ensure that HSC meets its mandate of being the trauma center of Manitoba, North West Ontario and Nunavut.

The CSRP is comprised of a 286,000 square foot building which houses adult and pediatric emergency departments. The building includes trauma specific operating rooms, surgical suites, medical intensive care units and burn units.

The first three floors of public access space and office areas are joined by the Winnipeg indoor walkway. The office floor spaces are completely serviced in a computer access floor with data and power all hidden from view. The intricate and possibly the most complicated fire smoke evacuation system, was also part of this project.

  • Client: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • Size: 286,000 square feet
  • Stories: 3
  • Value: $17,000,000
  • General Contractor: PCL Constructors
  • Electrical Engineer: SMS Engineering
  • Architect: SMS Engineering
  • Completion Date: December, 2007

Wescan

Milner Ridge Correctional Facility

New 84 cell medium security facility built 80 KM’s outside of Winnipeg. Wescan’s work at this new facility consisted of the complete mechanical and plumbing systems. The primary HVAC systems utilize a geo thermo field and heat pumps as the main energy source with back up LPG. The domestic water to the cells are controlled on the Icon system to ensure efficient and secure management of the water.

  • Client: Manitoba Infrastructure & Transportation
  • Value: $10,500,000
  • General Contractor: PCL Constructors
  • Consultant: SMS Engineering
  • Completion Date: November, 2010

Other Projects

  • Institute for Advanced Medicine – HSC
  • Brandon Cancer Care
  • Grace Hospital Cafeteria Upgrades
  • St. Anthony’s Hospital – The Pas
  • RCMP Forensic Lab
  • National Microbiology Lab Extension
  • Aggasiz Youth Centre
  • Sharon Homes Care Home
  • Northern View Lodge – The Pas
  • St. Boniface Hospital – 2 MW Genset
  • Manitoba Legislative Power Upgrade
  • NAV Canada – Data

Sports and Entertainment

MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB

This project consisted of a new 440,000 square foot sporting facility with the capability of seating 15,015 people. The challenge was to build a functional modern building and do so within a limited budget.

This involved a design assist approach, with guaranteed maximum price in mind with all the parties involved. The end result is a facility that is known for its excellent sound, and has made Winnipeg a more prominent location for concerts. As of 2008 the new MTS Centre was listed as the 19th busiest arena in the world, (something that all Winnipeggers can be proud of).

Scope of work included installation of the lighting system, energy efficient sport lighting system, building control systems, communication systems, energy efficient distribution system, state of the art entertainment system (including jumbo-tron), and life safety systems.

  • Client: Manitoba Infrastructure & Transportation
  • Value: $10,500,000
  • General Contractor: PCL Constructors
  • Consultant: SMS Engineering
  • Completion Date: November, 2010

Other Projects

  • Canwest Global Park
  • Portage La Prairie Rec Centre (PCU Centre)
  • Central Park – Winnipeg

Industrial

Wescan

Vale, Manitoba Operations

In November 2007, Vale Inco engaged Wescan along with design build partners, CH2M Hill to design and install new high pressure membrane filters in Thompson Manitoba Refinery to filter the sulfur anode slimes. The goal of the project was to reduce SO2 emissions from the mine site.

The project was successfully commissioned in January 2010 and is currently pressing SAS and meeting the desin intent. The design completed by CH2M Hill consists of:

  • Two FLSmidth high pressure filters
  • Two 150 hp slurry feed pumps
  • One wash water tank and duplex pumps
  • One core blow down tank
  • Two hydraulic units
  • A plant air equalization system
  • A dry fire suppression system in the loadout bay
  • Filtrate pumping
  • Relocation of the ball mill
  • Addition of a ball mill slurry pump out tank
  • Automatic flushing system
  • Local control with alarms to the Refinery DCS
  • Steel structure upgrades to support the high filter loading
  • Loadout bay heating

The final result exceeded the original expectations of the project and was a resounding success.

  • Client: Vale, Manitoba Operations
  • Value: $9,600,000
  • General Contractor: Wescan Electrical Mechanical Services
  • Consultant: CH2M Hill
  • Completion Date: June, 2010

Other Projects

  • Vale/Inco Brichtree Mine
  • MDS Aero – Jet Engine Test Facility
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Bristol JSF Vane Box
  • Pine Ridge Gravel Pit
  • Diageo Low Volume Boiler
  • Vale/Inco – Air Dryer Installation
  • Wuskwatim Dam – Grounding
  • GIS Building Wuskwatim
  • Kitchen Craft – Multiple Projects

Education

 UCN, Thompson, MB

UCN Thompson Campus is 84,400 square feet over four stories and includes 15 distance-learning classrooms, three computer labs, a 60-seat lecture theater and a 12-bed nursing lab with clinical simulation capabilities

The design of the campus, which meets or exceeds the province’s sustainability and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building standards, and includes a 73-space childcare facility for infant, toddler, pre-school and school-aged children.

Wescan completed ground up electrical installations for the new campus (including the classrooms, common areas, library, office space and daycare) as well as tie-ins into an existing community center.

Wescan’s scope of work consisted of:

  • Lighting
  • Building control systems
  • Distribution
  • Emergency power ups and gen set
  • Fire alarm system
  • Communication system
  •  CCTV system
  •  Security System

Other Projects

  • Portage La Prairie Rec Centre (PCU Centre)
  • Central Park – Winnipe

Municipal

West End Water Pollution Control Center – Winnipeg, MB

The City of Winnipeg upgraded their west end sewage treatment plant to include Bio Nutrient removal. This project consisted of the retrofit of the existing facilities without any shut down of the existing ongoing treatment. Wescan’s installations included;

  • Process piping and pumping installations
  • Fine bubbler diffuser systems
  • Primary and secondary clarifiers
  • Bio reactors
  • New DAF units
  • Sludge handling systems
  • Chemical feed and dosing systems
  • Foul air mitigation and Incineration
  • Electrical power and control connections
  • Instrumentation installation, commissioning and integrations
  • PLC and DCS controls

The City of Winnipeg now operates this facility on a 24/7 basis and only mans the facility 40 hours per week.

  • Client: City of Winnipeg
  • Size: 210,000 square feet
  • Value: $13,600,000
  • General Contractor: Bird Construction
  • Consultant: Aecom
  • Completion Date: November, 2010

Other Projects

  • Brandon Water Treatment Plant
  • Winnipeg North End Water Treatment Plant – Surge Well
  • Steinbach Lagoon
  • Wuskwatim Water Treatment Plant and Pump House
  • Vale/Inco – Purification Potable Water
  • MB Hydro – Dorsey Potable Water