Steel saucers built by Sidney’s Ramsay

Metal fabricating company had contract for 28 grain hoppers

These upside-down hoppers were hard to miss as they sat on land along McDonald Park Road.

If you’ve ever wondered what the latest big steel creations by Ramsay Machine works Ltd. are, wonder no further.

A collection of UFO or saucer-looking units resting on blocks on McDonald Park Road in the West Sidney Industrial Park are, in fact, grain hoppers. Twenty-eight of them were built by Ramsay and are currently being shipped out to their client. Fraser Ramsay, vice-president of the Sidney-based company, says they recently completed the fabricating work and aded he cannot say who their client is.

The project, he continued, lasted four months and was a unique job for Ramsay.

“This was the first time we’ve completed an order of this size for similar things of this style,” he said.

The fact they look a little like UFOs, he explained, is because they are being stored upside down. Once installed into tanks, he said they will funnel grain towards the bottom (or top, if you’re looking at them upside down).

The hoppers are being shipped across the tarmac of the Victoria International Airport — the same way they moved the giant pieces of a steel coal conveyor last year — to waiting barges at Patricia Bay before being transported to their final destination.

 

editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

 

 

Just Posted

Central Saanich plugs in

New charging stations at public services yard first step in transitioning to electric fleet for District

World Juniors fast approaching as selection camp begins in Colwood

BC Hockey and provincial dignitaries launched the championship on Tuesday at The Q Centre

Heavy rain spurs public health advisory for Greater Victoria beaches

Wastewater along shoreline may pose a health risk

Accessible parking not optional, councillor says after province removes regulations

B.C. provincial government changing building code requirements to municipality-based

MISSING: 34-year-old Lucas Matkowski

Matkowski was last seen by the Victoria Police Department on Dec. 3

Miniature Christmas Land is back in Saanich

Local family continues to open intense Christmas-themed basement to public

POLL: Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

The rain Vancouver Island is famous for is coming down in buckets,… Continue reading

B.C. Lions hire DeVone Claybrooks as head coach

Former Stampeders DC succeeds CFL legend Wally Buono

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

B.C. man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

Most Read