The Canadian Coast Guard required a tall radar tower to be placed on Gil Island, located at SW entrance to the Douglas Channel and the intersection of the inside passage Marine traffic corridor between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert. This essential infrastructure will aid in the safe tracking of large LNG Tankers and other maritime traffic traversing the inside passage and Douglas Channel.
Methods and Solution
Gil Island is a very isolated remote area. It’s very challenging to access due to unpredictable weather. Tangiers was hired to do a design build of the 80′ Tower. All drilling, grouting testing cement work and final tower construction was performed in house. All the equipment and suppliers were transported via barge (12 hours) from Prince Rupert then heli-lifted from tidewater to the top of the mountain. The Tangiers team lived on the island in our expeditionary system for the duration of the construction project. During that time hurricane force winds were recorded.
The strongest 80′ radar tower possible now sits on the summit of Gil Island. No ship can pass without being tracked.
Heli portable equipment, helicopter slinging, rope access, pneumatic drilling, grouting, cement work, installation, mountain safety, tower building, expedition