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Friday, September 18, 2009

Turbine tower base arrives at the mountain

Last night starting at 2am the turbine tower base section traversed from the US Border through Vancouver, Port Moody and North Vancouver to reach Grouse Mountain’s back road off of Mountain Highway. This over-sized load is a hollow steel cylinder, 20 metres wide and 4 metres across. It required a specialized Schnable trailer to give maximum flexibility for making turns and overcoming inclines. We only had to disassemble three road signs which were replaced immediately. Today the tower section will travel up the 13km gravel road on the back side of Grouse Mountain. Meanwhile, the installation crew will be arriving from Italy tomorrow to prepare for construction next week.

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