Monster transformers on the move

BC Hydro recently received three large generator transformers, each the size of a school bus, at the Revelstoke Generating Station. The transformers were the last of several oversized deliveries for the Revelstoke Unit 5 Project this year that also included transport of the thrust bracket and turbine shaft. These deliveries follow the successful delivery of a 188-tonne turbine last summer. It was one of the largest transports to ever travel B.C.’s highways. “Now that we have received all of the main components, project contractors will complete the assembly of the generating unit, transformers and other electrical equipment,” said Jennifer Walker-Larsen, BC Hydro’s Stakeholder Engagement advisor. “Once the assembly is complete, BC Hydro will start a test phase of the generating unit and related equipment.” Photo courtesy of BC Hydro