Sarnia’s MIG Engineering Ltd. Wins Award of Excellence

Consulting Engineers of Ontario – 2006 Awards Recognize Achievements Of Engineering Firms

The 2006 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards were presented on June 9, 2006 in Kingston, Ontario. The awards recognize the knowledge, skill and expertise of consulting engineers in Ontario and showcase the importance of consulting engineering to the economic, social and environmental quality of life in Ontario.

The awards were attended by the Honourable John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kingston & the Islands.


The Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards are presented by Consulting Engineers of Ontario, a non-profit organization representing over 250 consulting engineering firms in Ontario.

Each project has been judged in one of four categories based on the size of firm as determined by the number of employees.

An Award of Excellence is presented for the most outstanding project in each category, as determined by the judges. Also the judges, at their discretion, may recommend up to one Award of Merit in each category.

One firm receives the Willis Chipman Award for the project that best demonstrates the important contribution of consulting engineering to the economic, social and environmental quality of life in Ontario. Firms in all four categories are eligible for this award.

The judges are a panel of eminent professional engineers representing client groups, professional associations and universities who are not currently engaged in consulting practice. Projects have been judged based on four criteria as they apply to each project:

  • Project Objectives, Solutions and Achievements;
  • Technical Excellence and Innovation;
  • Level of Complexity; and
  • Contribution to social, economic and/or environmental quality of life.

Award of Excellence Winners:

MIG Engineering Ltd. – Sarnia Emergency Hydrogen Feed Pipeline

After Hurricane Katrina damaged its largest hydrogen facility in New Orleans, Air Products’ was required to find an alternative liquid hydrogen supply. In response Air Products, with MIG Engineering as its lead consultant, constructed an 8 km temporary pipeline connecting two new feed gas sources to its Sarnia Plant enabling liquid hydrogen production In 11 days.

Normally such a project would require a year. However many participants, including Imperial Oil, Suncor, Dow Chemical, Nova Chemicals, the TSSA and many local contractors, worked around-the-clock on this unprecedented cooperative achievement

Client: Air Products & Chemicals Inc. / Air Products Canada Ltd.

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Other Awards of Excellence were presented to:

  • Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Limited for the Canadian War Museum
  • KMK Consultants Limited for the Georgina Water and Sewer Servicing Project
  • Marshal Macklin Monaghan Limited for the Canadian Air Transport Authority

and an Award of Merit was presented to:

  • Giffels Associates Limited for the Security Optimization Programme at OPG’S Pickering and Darlington Nuclear Power Stations.

The Willis Chipman Award, which was named after one of Ontario’s pioneer engineers, was awarded to McCormick Rankin Corporation and Buckland Taylor Ltd. for the Highway 405, Queenston – Lewiston International Bridge Fifth Lane Project.

MIG Engineering and McCormick Rankin are jointly providing services to the Blue Water Bridge Authority for the new Truck Ramp and Plaza expansion in Point Edward.

CEO is a non-profit organization representing over 250 engineering firms across Ontario and is the recognized voice of the consulting engineering sector in Ontario.

For further information please contact:
Marty L. Raaymakers
Sr. Partner, MIG Engineering Ltd.
Tel: 519-337-8000
Cell: 519-330-9999

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