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The Maintenance Garages of the REM, Equipped with Protech Overhead Cranes

PONT ROULANT PROTECH is carrying out a project to equip with overhead cranes the two maintenance centers of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), which will open in the Montreal metropolitan area in 2021.


The use of overhead cranes and lifting devices is common in many industries. This is the case for the public transportation industry, for which Pont Roulant Protech is an important partner for the construction of maintenance centers and for the installation of lifting equipment with different capacities according to the needs expressed by the customer.


The company NOUVLR, responsible for the engineering and construction of the REM’s light rail transit system, composed of SNC-Lavalin, Dragados Canada Inc, Groupe Aecon Québec ltée, Pomerleau inc. and EBC inc. has entrusted Pont Roulant Protech with the engineering, manufacturing and installation of eight overhead cranes with a capacity of 10T for the maintenance centers that will be located at each end of the lines, namely Quartier Dix30 on the South Shore and Deux Montagnes on the North Shore. However, the South Shore crane will be the larger of the two centers. Covering an area of 22,000 m², this maintenance center will be dedicated to the day-to-day maintenance and storage of trains. It will also include an automated train wash building.


REM East, a fully automated and electric light rail transit system designed to facilitate mobility in the Greater Montreal area. It represents the largest public transit project in the last 50 years in Quebec.


Consisting of a 67-kilometre double track and 26 stations, the network will link the South Shore, North Shore, West Island, downtown Montreal and Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport. Linked to existing public transit networks, the EMN aims to improve the city’s transportation options and facilitate travel for its users.


Pont Roulant Protech has the expertise and the adequate installations to offer lifting devices up to 250 tons and spans over 125 feet. The company continues to grow in its field of expertise based on strategic approaches oriented on the needs and expectations of its customers.


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