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Friday, July 10, 2009

Wind Turbine blades airlifted to the mountaintop

Today was an exciting day.

As you have probably heard, Grouse Mountain is building an iconic wind turbine. Today, three 37 metre long turbine blades arrived on the mountaintop. These blades - the first of the wind turbine project components - arrived from Denmark by sea last week, before journeying aboard a barge through Indian Arm overnight, and followed by a novel helicopter lift from barge to mountaintop earlier today.

The Erickson S-64E air-crane, one of the most powerful and versatile helicopters in the world, delivered each of the 12,000 lbs blades to their new home 1,250 metres above sea level as part of a concerted effort bolstered by ideal weather conditions.

Blue Grouse, our sustainability initiative that birthed the wind turbine project at Grouse Mountain, is our social, economic, and environmental commitment that informs all of our decision-making and policy development. Grouse Mountain’s Wind Revolution is a renewable energy movement symbolic of this leadership stance in sustainability.

To see more photos from today's airlift, visit our Wind Turbine Flickr Set.

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