June 12, 2013 by STAFF REPORT
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is selling more than 1,600 heavy equipment items as part of a complete dispersal for The Niagara Tunnel Project.
The tunnel was officially opened on March 21 and it will provide the region with renewable power for the next 100 years.
More than 40 mobile structures, 80 truck tractors, pumps, and a range of equipment from the heavy earthmoving, construction, mining and concrete industries is being sold at the June 17 to 18 unreserved public auction in Niagara Falls.
Oskar Roittner, principal of the Tunnelling Division of STRABAG SE, said the equipment was mainly used for tunnel excavation, lining, concrete pumping and water proofing. “All of our equipment was maintained by certified mechanics on our on-site workshop,” he said.
All equipment items will be sold unreserved to the highest bidders, with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Bidders can bid in person at the auction site, online at www.rbauction.com or by proxy.