Fifty-metre windmill blades arrive for Hermanville farm
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Town photographer Faye Rilley offers a little size perspective by posing by one of the 50-metre windmill blades being unloaded in Georgetown Monday for the Hermanville wind farm in eastern P.E.I.
GEORGETOWN - If there are more visitors to the Kings County capital these past two days, blame the blade runners.
A giant vessel carrying the windmill parts bound for Hermanville in eastern P.E.I. docked Sunday and the unloading has been quite the process.
"They even had to take out part of someone's property,'' said town photographer Faye Rilley, who was recording the unloading action.
"It's been quite an attraction."
The HHL Mississippi arrived over the weekend with 12 50-metre windmill blades that will be transferred to the new windmill farm development near East Point.
And unloading a 50-metre blade, weighing almost 7,800 kilograms, and negotiating through the town is no easy feat.
Special trucks with dozens of wheels and able to edge around corners were employed to get the blades from the transfer ship through the town.
At the corner near Clam Diggers restaurant, the property of one home had to be excavated so the blades could get by and onto the marshalling grounds at the old Irving pulp mill.
Rotors and generators are also part of the parcel and another ship is due in later this week for unloading the rest of the windmill parts.