Shoreline construction project for new Champlain Bridge

Montreal, Canada

Case study

  • A CSL self-unloader was used to transport and discharge more than 300,000 MT of aggregates to create a jetty on the St. Lawrence River in Montreal as part of the construction of the new Champlain Bridge.
  • The operation required the vessel to unload cargo at the building site from a temporary berth in a narrow stretch of the St. Lawrence River, leaving passing ships to navigate between the ship and opposing dyke.
  • The complex procedure maximized the benefits of the vessel’s dynamic positioning system and bow and stern thrusters.
  • The maritime operation reduced pollution and road congestion. Performing the same work by truck would have required more than 9,000 truckloads.