(Former Ontario Power Generation)

Biomass Fired Power Plant

Major Event - Complete Site Closure



Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Start Time

9:00 AM EDT


August 3 to August 11 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please email info@corpassets.com to arrange a date and time.


All assets must be removed no later than Wednesday, September 15 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please email info@corpassets.com to arrange.


Corporate Assets Inc is pleased to announce the upcoming auction sale of a Biomass Fired Power Plant following the complete closure of the former O.P.G. Thunder Bay Generating Station. The power plant was converted from coal to advanced steam treated biomass pellets in 2015. The facility ended operations in late 2018 and was maintained by Ontario Power Generation in a state of conservation for possible refurbishing and re-start. This Major 1000 Lot Live Online Auction Sale features an incredible amount of late model feed and process machinery together with plant infrastructure and support equipment. 

FEATURING: Late Model Crushers, Pulverizers and Feeders including (4) PENNSYLVANIA KOAL-KING TKK 44X60 GRANULATOR ring type hammer mill crusher granulators with 450 TPH capacity, (10) ALSTOM - COMBUSTION ENGINEERING 783RPB 80-102 bowl mill pulverizers, (5) JEFFREY RADER 20x25EP heavy duty airlock gate feeders, (4) CEA-SIMON-DAY 10CIRV rotary gate feeders; Huge Selection of High and Medium Voltage oil filled and dry type TRANSFORMERS with capacities ranging from 500KVA to 160MVA comprising (4) WESTINGHOUSE 160MVA/116-17,1KV pad type transformers, (4) FEDERAL PIONEER 18-24MVA/18-4.16KV pad type transformers, (2) PIONEER ELECTRIC 10,000-13,500KVA/124,000-4160-2400V pad type transformers, (2) FERRANTI-PACKARD 750KVA/4160-600-347V pad type transformers, (8+) POLYGON & ABB 1500-2000KVA/4160-600-347V dry type transformers; LARGE QUANTITY of ABB & CANADIAN GE switchgear, breakers, disconnects and motor control centers, SELECTION of HEAVY DUTY & PROCESS ELECTRIC MOTORS with up to 4,500 HP capacity including (4) RELIANCE 4,500 HP motors, (6+) WESTINGHOUSE 1,000 HP motors, (10+) RELIANCE 600 HP motors, (15+) CANADIAN G.E. 300 HP motors; HUGE ASSORTMENT OF GOULDS, INGERSOLL RAND, CALVERT, HITACHI, TOYO and SMART TURNER-HAYWARD PUMPS both high and low pressure with capacities from 50 to 2,500 GPM and up to 4,500 HP drive motors; INCREDIBLE OFFERING OF NEW & REBUILT MRO SPARES INVENTORY featuring conventional and FISHER power actuated valves, spare GOULDS, FLOSERVE and SMART TURNER-HAYWARD pumps, impellers, cores and rebuild kits; Huge assortment of BEARINGS, electrical fixtures, spare parts, components, fittings and plumbing fixtures, fastening hardware and consumables, EATON, ENDRESS-HAUSER and ABB instruments, flow meters, sensors and transmitters, (20+) PROMINENT SIGMA digital metering pumps; PLANT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT INCLUDING: (6+) MUNTERS (2014) heavy duty industrial dehumidifiers, (4) BRY-AIR (2012) heavy duty industrial dehumidifiers, SULLAIR (delivered in 2012 never installed - never used) LS 25S 300H 300 HP liquid cooled rotary screw type air compressor, (4) GARDNER DENVER 300HP liquid cooled rotary screw type air compressors, (12) ENERVAC heated oil lube skid systems with 1200 gpm @ 30 psi capacity, 66kw heating elements; (4) SIEMENS vacuum skids with SIEMENS ELMO vacuum pumps, SIEMENS 115 hp electric motors, (3) approx. 12,500 gal capacity above ground fuel oil storage tanks; CLEMMER INDUSTRIES 25,000 LITER capacity double wall above ground fuel storage tank, (2) CLEMMER INDUSTRIES 2,000 LITER capacity double wall above ground fuel storage tanks, complete fueling station with (2) diesel pumps, gasoline pump, rack and fire suppression, (2) GORMANN RUPP stand-by redundant pumping stations; large offering of LABORATORY and ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING equipment including but not limited to (2) FRITSCH (2014) PULVERISETTE 14 bench type variable speed comminuting rotor mills; LECO TGA701 thermogravimetric analyzer, LECO SC632 digital sulphur and carbon determinator; PARR 1261 digital oxygen bomb calorimeter, SARTORIUS MA 100 digital bench type moisture analyzer, OHAUS analytical balance scale with draft shield, (4+) HACH & AUTOCAT titrators, RO-TAP RX-29 1/4HP laboratory sieve shaker with sieves, (15+) lab benches with drawers and sink; COMPLETE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR SHOP with (8+) MILLER & AIRCO portable welders, (8) NEDERMAN and PLYMOVENT welding fume extractors, tools, hand tools, SPIDER portable low clearance aluminum scaffolding and rescue system with air driven lift winches, accessories, baskets and work platforms, (10+) KONE CRANES, SECORD & BUDGIT monorail and bridge cranes with up to 20 ton capacity, large quantity of wire rope lifting slings, shackles, straps and lifting supplies, (40+) rolling shop carts, (30+) workbenches, JUSTRITE fire proof cabinets, READY RACK pallet racking, steel shelving and MUCH MORE!


Terms & Conditions

Corporate Assets Inc. assumes no liability for errors or omissions on this Web site. Corporate Assets Inc. expressly reserves the right to determine the manner of conducting the auction as it may deem appropriate. All subject to prior sale.


A Buyer's Premium of 16% for all onsite bidders and 18% for all Webcast (Remote) bidders will apply at this sale.
Pre-Approval by Corporate Assets Inc. will be required to participate in the sale. Potential Bidders must register and be approved (in person for Onsite auctions or online for Live Webcast auctions). Bidders may be asked to complete the "Buyer Deposit Form" and provide a deposit equal to 25% of their requested Purchasing Limit (the maximum amount they plan to spend) plus the Buyer's Premium (see above for applicable Buyer's Premium) and must be made by Interac e-transfers or Direct Bank Wire Transfer1.
To ensure approval as a Bidder, please contact us to make arrangements as far in advance of the sale as possible. The deposit must be received no later than 1 business day prior to the commencement of the sale2. For Bank Wire Transfer details, please contact our office at 416.962.9600 and request to speak with an Accounting Administrator.


  1. Please keep in mind that bank charges may apply to incoming and/or outgoing wire transfers by your/our bank/financial institution.
  2. To meet the Terms and Conditions of Sale, please keep in mind that wire transfers traditionally take between 2 - 4 business days to be processed by your bank. For Bank Wire Transfer details, please contact our office at 416.962.9600 and request to speak with an Accounting Administrator.

Invoices for the balance of the purchase price will be emailed and/or faxed to successful bidders within 24 hours of the close of the auction and are due upon receipt.

Payment in full must be made before or immediately after the conclusion of the auction.
For International (Non-Canadian and Non-U.S. Residents) Buyers all payments and deposits shall ONLY be made by wire transfer.
For Canadian and U.S. Buyers, all payments can be made by wire transfer, certified cheque, bank draft, Interac Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Interac e-transfers, or company cheque accompanied with a valid bank letter of authorization guaranteeing irrevocable payment to Corporate Assets Inc. in the following format: "Name of Bank hereby guarantees irrevocable payment of cheques payable to Corporate Assets Inc. up to Amount in Words & Currency for purchases made by our client Name of Client. This letter is valid for purchases made at the auction of Name of Auction being held in City, State/Province on Date."



  • Payment by way of Visa, Mastercard will ONLY be accepted for purchases, and not for deposits, from buyers whose total invoice does not exceed $2,500.
  • Payment by way of Interac e-Transfers will ONLY be accepted for purchases from buyers whose total invoice does not exceed $25,000.
  • Payments may be made in advance of the auction by way of wire transfer and any balance in excess of the balance owing will be refunded after the auction.



The Auctioneer reserves the right to put articles back up for auction if a deposit is not received at or before the time of sale.

Removal Details

Applicable for all Purchasers, their employees, riggers, machinery movers, contractors, and agents who participate in the disconnection and/or removal of items purchased at auction.


Purchasers are responsible for removing all articles purchased unless an Exclusive Rigger* has been designated for the sale. “CI” on the purchaser’s invoice designates that a proper certificate of insurance is required before any item marked “CI” can be mechanically removed. Furthermore, properly authorized rigger release instructions, in writing, are required by Corporate Assets Inc.’s office before a Purchaser/Mover/Rigger can commence removal of these items. These forms can be downloaded below.




*For sales with Exclusive Riggers, removal fees will apply. Please refer to the posted Lot Catalogue for pricing. Fees do not include container loading, blocking/bracing, specialty packaging, shipping, or other services. Trucking and transport services may be available through a third-party supplier. Contact info@corpassets.com for details. The Buyer's Premium does not apply to posted rigging fees.