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Mammoet Completes Its Work for Calgary Ring Road

April 13, 2020 — Mammoet has completed the heavy lift and transport scope for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project, which began in 2017.

The SWCRR will improve the safe and efficient movement of goods and people in and around the Calgary area, reducing overall traffic congestion and providing effective routes for commercial vehicles transporting goods.

Mammoet did its work as a subcontractor to KGL Contractors Partnership, a joint venture of Kiewit, Graham, and Ledcor.

Mammoet assisted in the construction of 45 bridge structures on the southwest part of the ring road. Mammoet’s expertise and combined crane and transport equipment hauled more than 1,000 girders to the site and also lifted them into place.

While to haul and install the girders, Mammoet used a variety of its trailers and cranes. The cranes ranged in capacity from 65 to 500 U.S. tons. The largest girders weighed about 171 U.S. tons and measured up to 197’ long — some of the largest girders ever installed in the area. Mammoet transported and installed 20 of those large girders.

Despite working through two winters where weather is unpredictable and brings sub-zero temperatures, Mammoet concluded its work on schedule. The southwest portion of the ring road is expected open for traffic in 2021.

“The Calgary Ring Road was a challenging project due to its large volumes and somewhat recurrent changes,” said Gustavo Carnelli Mariotto Ferreira, manager of transport and projects for Mammoet. “By coming together as a team, we were able to adapt to various new oversized requirements and reduce external costs. These smart solutions also allowed us to meet the client’s deadlines and assist in changing Calgary`s landscape.”

Mammoet has been involved in various infrastructure projects across Canada, including the Valley Line LRT in Edmonton, and the St. Jacques Bridge in Montreal.



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