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Northern Shield Engineering Ltd. (NSEL) is a Winnipeg, MB based consulting engineering firm. 


NSEL provides welding engineering and related design services for structural, industrial, and repair applications.


Our principal works directly with owners, manufacturers, and contractors, providing practical solutions utilizing the materials, resources and tools readily available in order to minimize implementation costs and time.


NSEL specializes in the following areas:

  • Structural analysis and design
  • Welding engineering for structural, manufacturing, piping, pressure vessels, tanks, and repair applications
  • Repair of industrial and mobile equipment
  • Fatigue evaluation and repair of overhead cranes and runways
  • Mobile crane inspection certification
  • Engineered critical lift and transportation plans
  • Demolition plans, including explosives applications
  • Design of fall protection systems
  • Structural steel detailing


Northern Shield Engineering Ltd. currently has professional engineering Certificates of Authorization or Permits to Practice in the following jurisdictions:

  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
Dan Rapinda, P.Eng., IWE
CSA W178.2 Level 3
Founder and Principal

Dan has been providing specialized structural and welding engineering consulting services to hundreds of clients in dozens of industries for nearly 20 years.


Northern Shield was established in 2014 so that Dan could step back from corporate management and return to directly servicing clients in his fields of expertise.

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