Shipment of seven 200-tonne transformers worries Cartwright mayor
Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador: The mayor of Cartwright, a Sandwich Bay community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada says his town should be compensated for the role it will play in the Muskrat Falls project as Nalcor finalizes plans to ship seven 200-tonne transformers to the work site by way of the port in that community.
Cartwright Mayor is worried the 200-tonne transformers will damage town roads and aging sewer infrastructure in the roads, reports CBC News.
The seven transformers will be shipped on two barges, with the first arriving later this month.
Each transformer will be loaded onto a 16-axle transport truck, which will deliver them to the Muskrat Falls work site.
The trucks will move slowly and deliver one transformer at a time — it’ll take two hours to drive out of town and nine or 10 days on the Trans-Labrador Highway.
The entire process will take upwards of two months.
Source: CBC News