11 August 2015 Laura England


Once again Opus Stewart Weir (OSW) has earned a distinctive and prestigious project; this one in the far north, also known as the High Arctic.

On July 2nd, OSW was notified by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) of a successful win on a prestigious contract to map legal boundaries in the High Arctic; in the vicinity from Cambridge Bay to Alert.

This is a unique project and the most northerly field work will be performed at 78˚39’ N Latitude. Working in the northern latitudes is nothing new for OSW. Steve Dixon, Paul Dixon, Ron McGaffin, Garry Bondarevich, Andy Brand and others were heavily involved in Northern Land Claim projects in the 1990’s. Additional opportunities in the region may result at the successful completion of this project.

Ralph Bode, VP Land Surveying had this to say about the PWGSC project win.

"This is a very complex project in regards to coordination of transportation to the remote sites. We earned this project based on the aggressive methodology and strong understanding of the logistics. We will utilize this project to transfer the strategic knowledge to the next generation of Opus Canada Land Surveyors.

This project demonstrates to everyone, the client, our competition and ourselves, we are still the "go to" experts when unique opportunities like this come around. The use of industry leading technology and probably more important, processes, play vital roles in both project management and project execution. I’m proud we at OSW still like a great challenge and are able to offer a solution which gives us great competitive advantage in our industry."