First Shell Course on Several Large Diameter API 650 Tanks


Planning logistics is a highly complex and challenging process. Some key considerations include:

  • Project execution strategy
  • Construction execution strategy
  • Assignment of key personnel to the project
  • Schedule: including drafting, material delivery, fabrication and construction
  • Material transportation to site; rail ,trucking, barge, etc
  • Onsite power requirements and associated equipment
  • Access around the tank lot, including ring roads
  • Crane sizing, capacity and reach
  • Offices, lunchrooms and washcar locations
  • Transportation and accommodation of the work forces
  • Trailer and laydown locations

A track record of success

Years of Experience

Over the past 100-plus years, TIW has established itself as Canada’s premier tank builder.

Today, we’re well known for our ability to successfully construct large-scale multi-tank projects for a wide variety of industries, from Storage Terminals & Pipelines to Petrochemical/Refining, Chemical and many more. We’ve strengthened our competitive advantage in this area, streamlining our process over the years and tirelessly improving it to better coordinate in-house scheduling, fabrication and erection, and labour.

Yard Storage of Several Carbon Steel Pontoons for an Internal Floating Roof.

High Quality Materials and Construction

TIW is well-known for its excellence in building API 650 storage tanks. Our uncompromising approach to using only the highest quality materials and most up-to-date, precise construction techniques save our clients time and money.

All fabrication takes place in our state of the art, 200,000 sq ft in-house processing plant, where our technologically advanced CNC tables produce consistent, precision cut steel, welded to construct every inch of our tanks, from the floor to the shell and roof. Our certified welders and highly skilled field erection crew complete each project diligently and safely.

Planning for quality and safety

At TIW, impeccable project management provides a solid foundation for successful construction of large-scale multi-tank projects. Working closely with quality control and safety specialists, we develop custom plans that define every detail of how your project will be completed, from tank configuration and internal equipment to the Personal Protective Equipment we wear.

For details on our Safety Policy, Memberships &  Environmental Commitment see our dedicated Environment Health & Safety page.


Turnkey Solutions, Project Management

The success of your project depends on having the right people with combined decades of practical and technical experience on the job, working around the clock to ensure every aspect of the project is expertly managed. That’s why our project managers work closely with our engineering and design teams, purchasing department, field superintendents and crew, and quality control and safety supervisors to plan and execute every detail of your project with precision, on time and on budget. We also have the capacity to manage multiple sub-contractors and partner with experts in civil and mechanical engineering, where required.

First Shell Course on Several Large Diameter API 650 Tanks

Project Management

By supporting in-house project management, we ensure your project will be handled efficiently at every stage, with uncompromising quality control and safety standards. Our access to skilled project planning specialists, engineers, and highly qualified tradespeople provides the depth of talent required to save construction time and minimize safety risk. By providing turnkey solutions, we save time by eliminating costly delays and risk of service duplication and communication problems that often occur when many contractors are involved.

Using industry standard scheduling software Primavera, we schedule every stage of site preparation, construction and inspection. This critical tool enables us to plan tasks, schedule labourers and track our progress on every project down to the minute.

Scalable Resources

With more than a century of experience in tank construction, we’ve developed long-term relationships with trades unions across North America, allowing us to directly hire and train local, certified tradespeople and field personnel whenever required for any project – another way we save overhead costs while providing value to our clients.