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Second Site C turbine ready to move

The second of six Site C turbine runners will be transported from Prince Rupert to the dam site starting Wednesday.

The second of six Site C turbine runners will be transported from Prince Rupert to the dam site starting Wednesday.

The Ministry of Transportation says drivers can expect intermittent delays on these route segments:

  • Highway 16 from Prince Rupert to Terrace: Wednesday, Jan. 27, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

  • Highway 16 from Terrace to Topley: Thursday, Jan. 28, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

  • Highway 16 from Topley to Prince George: Friday, Jan. 29, between midnight and 5 a.m.

  • Highway 16 from Prince George to Highway 97 at Bear Lake: Saturday, Jan. 30, between midnight and 5 a.m.

  • Highway 97 at Bear Lake to Highway 29 at Jackfish Lake Road (north of Chetwynd): Sunday, Jan. 31, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The schedule will depend on weather and road conditions.

The first turbine runner arrived on site on Jan. 17, after traveling by ship from São Paulo, Brazil.

The 170-tonne runner was shipped to Prince Rupert and is being transported on a customized truck.

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Aerial shot of turbine runner in transit on site, January 2021. - BC Hydro
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The first turbine runner arrived at the Site C project on January 17, 2021, after traveling by ship from São Paulo, Brazil. The 170-tonne runner was shipped to Prince Rupert and then transported to site by truck, January 2021. - BC Hydro
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Unit 1 turbine runner parked at the Hungry Hill rest stop outside Houston, B.C., January 2021. - BC Hydro