iStock_000042003796_Large.jpg
Deck Walk.jpg
amundsen.jpg
iStock_000003120279_Full.jpg
IMG_0442.jpg
iStock_000042003796_Large.jpg

HOME


 

For almost a half a century Canal has provided electrical design, engineering and service around the clock to the merchant marine, naval and coastguard fleets in Canada, primarily in the Great Lakes Basin. From the heaviest Ice Breaker, the largest Bulker, Warships, Tugs and Research Vessels, Fish Boats, Cruise Vessels and Ferries and from the oldest to the newest, we have been there and kept them moving.

 

SCROLL DOWN

HOME


 

For almost a half a century Canal has provided electrical design, engineering and service around the clock to the merchant marine, naval and coastguard fleets in Canada, primarily in the Great Lakes Basin. From the heaviest Ice Breaker, the largest Bulker, Warships, Tugs and Research Vessels, Fish Boats, Cruise Vessels and Ferries and from the oldest to the newest, we have been there and kept them moving.

 

Deck Walk.jpg

ABOUT US


SCROLL DOWN

ABOUT US


About Us

A happy customer at the successful completion of every job and a fair price for the equipment and services provided. All of us at Canal are committed to provide the best value to our customers in the equipment and service we deliver.

Since 1973 Canal Marine & Industrial has been the leading provider of electrical engineering installations with a 24/7 service arm
for troubleshooting, maintenance and repair services. Canal provides services to government, industrial, commercial and marine clients
in Canada from our headquarters at the hub of the Great Lakes Region in St. Catharines, Ontario.


OUR VISION

SATISFIED CUSTOMERS:

By partnering with the customer in developing solutions. Understanding the customer’s operational goals. Providing premium service and high quality products.

HAPPY AND FULFILLED EMPLOYEES:

Motivate our employees with a safe, ethical and rewarding working environment where they can exceed all expectations.

RELIABLE AND UNFAILING EQUIPMENT:

Maximize equipment up time by providing Class and Code certified, state of the art calibration and test procedures. Continuously strive for setup and service excellence through continuous technician training.

CANAL PERSONNEL

  • Fully licensed and certified tradespeople

  • Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario (ESA) Certified Contractor

  • Member Niagara Construction Association

  • Member Niagara Peninsula Electrical Contractors Association

  • Certified to use Canal’s calibrated test equipment

  • As a unionized electrical contractor Canal has the ability to quickly mobilize a highly trained and motivated work-force
    to rapidly scale to any project needs.

  • Affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers


amundsen.jpg

SERVICES


SCROLL DOWN

SERVICES


Services


CUSTOM MARINE ELECTRICAL DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR:

  • Power – primary services & distribution
  • Propulsion, generator and process control systems – (local & remote)
  • ABB VFD Configuration
  • Easy Power trained
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Human – Machine Interface solutions
  • Instrumentation, alarm & monitoring systems
  • Micro Grid and Peak Shaving Solutions
  • Navigation & communication equipment configuration
  • PLC Programming
  • Predictive Service Plans
  • System Integration
  • Short Circuit Calculations
  • Arc Flash Studies

INSTALLATION SERVICES

  • Primary Switchgear and Transformer Installation
  • Secondary Distribution and Machinery Control Centers including thrusters,
    ballast and loading systems
  • Cable routing, rack, tray & conduit installation
  • Emergency and back up power
  • Grounding & Lightning protection
  • Plant power & lighting cabling
  • Radar, Terrestrial and Satellite Communications
  • Sub floor ducts and top entry solutions
  • Variable Frequency Drives

MAINTENANCE SERVICES

  • Cleaning services for generators, motors switchboards & breakers,
    including rewinds & commutator replacement.
  • Instrumentation calibration for: local and remote sensors and local
    and remote gauging
  • Megger testing
  • Navigation Equipment Annual Maintenance
  • PLC re-programming
  • Primary & secondary injection circuit breaker testing to class & code.
    Calibrated test equipment to 22,000 amps
  • Thermal Scanning for hot spots – Full or restricted report
  • Termination re-torqueing

SURVEYS

  • Arc Flash
  • Load Analysis
  • Breaker Coordination Studies
  • Breaker Health
  • Electrical Energy Audits
  • Equipment Condition & Upgrade Surveys
  • Harmonic Surveys & Coordination
  • Radar, Terrestrial and Satellite Communications
  • Thermographic Reports & Analysis

TRAINING

On site or in house training is available from our staff for:

  • Alarm & Monitoring Systems
  • Arc Flash
  • Electronic Engine Controls
  • PLC programming
  • Radar & Radio operation
  • Switchgear, Motor & Generator maintenance

PARTS AND SUPPORT 

Our procurement staff are expert at finding rare or scarce components.

TROUBLESHOOTING - ROUND THE CLOCK
24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK & 365 DAYS A YEAR.

With a combined knowledge base of over 100 years of experience, our highly trained, inter-provincially certified, electricians are available for large and small scale response.

IF IT THINKS OR BLINKS

  • OEM trained technicians for:
    Alarms & Instrumentation: Analog & Digital, Sensors & Logic
    Control: DEF, Noris, Allen Bradley,     Siemens
    D.C. & A.C. Generators, Exciters,   Voltage Regulators,
    Current Limiters
    D.C. & A.C. Motors from fractional to 5,000 kW
    Radar, Radio & Navigation Electronics
    Starters, Soft Starters, VFDs
  • Switchgear & Breakers. Testing up to 4,000 amps
  • Problem solving on obsolete & obsolescent switchgear and systems as well as latest technologies

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

Long experience with fleets of all ages gives us the knowledge and experience to keep mature equipment working. Whether it is retrofit, mid life or vessel life extension projects we have the experience and skills to deliver success.


RETROFIT SERVICES

  • Across the line starters to soft start or VFD
  • Cable rack, tray & conduit removal re-routing & replacement
  • Low power consumption lighting refits
  • Primary switchgear and transformer removal & replacement
  • Radar & Navigation Equipment Renewal
  • Radio Alignment & Re-certification to Lloyd’s / ABS for TCMS
  • Secondary distribution and machinery control centers
  • Sub floor ducts to top entry solutions
  • Telephone & Camera Systems
  • Upgraded grounding & lightning protection
  • VHF, Satellite and Cellular Communications
  • Winch Control Systems

REPOWERS

Canal has provided custom engineering design, hardware, installation and commissioning for many of the Coast Guard and bulk fleet repowers in Canada and the US.

Hardware: Custom designed Main and Emergency switchboards and Motor Control Centres

services
Algoville - MaK 8 M 43 C Marine Engine on the hook.jpg

DESIGN • INSTALL • MAINTAIN  • TROUBLESHOOT • TRAIN


iStock_000003120279_Full.jpg

PRODUCTS


SCROLL DOWN

PRODUCTS


Products


CUSTOM PRODUCTS

  • Switchboards, Motor Control Centres,
  • Panels, Consoles
  • Ballast Gauging & Control
  • Cargo Control Systems
  • Engine Room Communications
  • Inclination sensors, monitors & displays
  • “Man Down” Safety Systems
  • Passive Antenna Systems
  • Tunnel Systems for self-unloading vessels
  • Winch Controls

NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION

  • Echo Sounder – Furuno, Skipper, Simrad
  • GPS Systems – JRC, Furuno, SAAB
  • Radar – Furuno
  • Satcom & Sat TV – Sea Tel
  • Sat Phone – Iridium
  • VHF – Sailor, Motorola, Standard
  • Voyage Data Recorder – Denlec
  • Factory trained installation & repair specialists for: 
    Furuno Marine, Sea Tel, Radio Holland, Sailor

PRIMARY SERVICE AND POWER DISTRIBUTION

  • Across the Line Starters
  • Automatic Transfer Switches
  • Breakers - Repair, Replacement Testing
  • Generators / Alternators
  • Machinery Control Centers
  • Motors
  • Reduced Current Starters
  • Soft Starts
  • Transformers
  • Variable Frequency Drives

PARTS AND SUPPORT 

Our procurement staff are expert at finding rare or scarce components.

INSTRUMENTATION, CONTROL AND ALARMS

  • Engine Control Room Radio
  • Instrumentation Calibration and Repair Services
    analog, digital, electronic and local gauging
  • NORIS Controls & Alarms
  • Telephone and Fibre Optic Systems
  • Winch Control Panels
 
 
services
Algoville - MaK 8 M 43 C Marine Engine on the hook.jpg
P1040401.jpg

CUSTOM PRODUCTS • INSTRUMENTATION • NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION
 • PRIMARY SERVICE & POWER • DISTRIBUTION


IMG_0442.jpg

COMMUNICATION & NAVIGATION


SCROLL DOWN

COMMUNICATION & NAVIGATION


Communication & Navigation


CANAL IS FACTORY TRAINED SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE FOR:

>     Furuno Marine
>     Sea Tel
>     Radio Holland

REPRESENTATIVE AND/OR SUPPLIER FOR THE FOLLOWING MANUFACTURERS

MANUFACTURER

Furuno, JRC, Simrad
Sailor, Standard, Motorola, Furuno
SeaTeL
SeaTel
Motorola, Kenwood, Standard, David Clark
Furuno, Skipper, Simrad
McMurdo, Joltron, GME
Telular
Sierra Wireless, Air Link
Furuno, JRC, SAAB, Simrad
Furuno
R.M. Young, Furuno (solid state)
Scandinavian, Furuno
Sonitrol, Pelco
Furuno, JRC, SAAB
Sailor, Furuno
Iridium, Sailor
Custom Design to Customer requirements
Custom Design to Customer requirements
Custom Design to Customer requirements
Custom Design to Customer requirements

SUPPLIED PRODUCT

Radar    
VHF Radio Communications
V-Sat Communications
Satellite TV
Walkie Talkie Services
Echo Sounder
EPIRBS
Cellular Phones Systems
Cellular Data    
GPS Systems
ECDIS
Anemometer
Gyro Repeater
Camera Systems
AIS
GMDSS
Satellite Phones
Man Down Systems    
Tunnel Systems
Passive Antenna Systems
Engine Control Room Radio

NAVIGATION • COMMUNICATIONS • BRIDGE SYSTEMS • SATCOM • SAFETY • SERVICE


COMPLIANCE


SCROLL DOWN

COMPLIANCE



Compliance

American Bureau of Shipping
CSA Z462-08 / IEEE 1585 / NFPA – 70E
IMO
IEEE 45
Lloyd’s Register of Shipping
OSHA
Transport Canada Marine Safety (TP127E)
U.S. Coast Guard