Mica Dam’s sixth turbine powers through Valemount

The barge waiting at 12km
The barge waiting at 12km

The sixth turbine for BC Hydro’s Mica generating station recently came through Valemount. It took a similar route to Mica 5’s path early this summer, but was loaded onto the barge at the old mill site at 12 km on the Canoe East Forest Service Road, rather than at the marina. High water levels this time of year did not provide sufficient space on the marina’s ramp for the barge to land.

Photos by Korie Marshall

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The turbine on it’s special trailer, being turned to back on to the barge.

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Local sub-contractors assisting Andritz Hydro’s contractors with the move. Andritz Hydro manufactured the turbine in Germany.