Weir Canada has been honored by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction as an industry leader with its prestigious Steel Design Award of Excellence–Industrial Category. The award celebration is held bi-annually to promote the structural steel industry within the Alberta, and across Canada. The awards recognize outstanding talent and ingenuity in both steel design and innovation in addressing construction challenges through steel.

This year, Weir Canada was similarly recognized along with Suncor Energy, Hall Marine, Supreme Steel and Midwest Constructors for collaboration in the design, supply, delivery and launch of three water barges at Suncor’s Fort McMurray facility in Alberta. Weir Canada’s role involved leadership and design, along with collaboration management.

The Water Barges are one of the largest pumping installations on water and in oil sands, and began operating in fall 2012. “Demonstrated creativity and delivery challenges made this project successful,” said Peter Pavlin, engineering manager–engineered products, who accepted the award on behalf of Weir Canada.