Hands Free Vacuum Mooring System - Lock #7  

Thorold, ON


Rankin Construction Inc. was awarded two contracts one in 2008 and one in 2009 by the SLSMC to install two Hands Free Mooring Systems in each year that were designed and supplied by Cavotec Moormaster of New Zealand. Each system measured 8.80m high x 2.55m wide x 1.40m deep and was to be install on the East wall of Lock #7. Included in these contracts was the installation of electrical & Hydraulic systems that will control the Hands Free Vacuum Mooring System. The majority of this work was completed in the winter months during the non-navigation season and the remainder of the work was completed in the spring.