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NECO Construction Update

With the walls up and the roof in place, the skilled construction crews of RJS are preparing to pour the floor.

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NECO Takes On Large Shaft

A more interesting item to come into the shop, a propeller shaft and hub assembly, still in the packaging.

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New Walls at NECO

The new work-space for Northern Engineering has now been given walls and a roof.  Soon the floor will be poured and the roof will be completed too.

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Recent Gearbox Work

Lately, Northern Engineering brought in a quite large gearbox for a total rebuild.  Work has commenced on renewing the shafts and seals along with the bearings and other systems.

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A Day at NECO

A typical day at NECO, the shop is humming at a steady pace. Here, an impeller freshly coated with Polyflake is curing before machining. Finally, a new lifting rig awaiting to be used on a boat for the removal of … Continue reading

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Construction Update Early July

Construction has been underway at Northern Engineering for a couple of months now, and the wall foundations are now in place.  The interior office space of the current building is also beginning to change as walls are being removed.

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Propeller Repair

Recently, NECO crews replaced a blade that was badly damaged.  This was done at our sister company Fraser Shipyard without dry docking the vessel.  

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Metal Stitch

Here at NECO, we are always trying to find new ways to repair and renew machines.  Here, metal stitching can be seen repairing a cast iron housing.  This is a method of repairing cracks where traditionally the part would have … Continue reading

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Some Recent Repairs

As always, we are working on machines that either contain their own gears, or gearboxes.  The machine with the ring gear is a motorized pulley.  The motor and the reduction gears are all contained withing the drum of the pulley … Continue reading

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New Construction

Here at Northern Engineering, construction is well under way.  This week, concrete is being poured for footings and the new walls.

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