Yesterday, we had a productive day at the job site. This was the scene in the morning at the Applied Materials wind turbine site in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The sky was changing from moment to moment as the remnants of Sandy blew by making metering a constant challenge.
Below from back to front is a blade, the 4th tower section and in the foreground is the 5th section.
On top of the 3rd section, the crew awaits the arrival of the 4th section.
The 4th section is tilted upright.
The lift is in progress.
Almost up there!
Line it up and let it down.
The 4th section is in place.
Back on the ground, the shrink wrap is taken off of the nacelle.
And there it is!
The 5th section is being prepped.
A little tinkering…
A little waiting on top of the 4th section during a brief moment of blue sky.
The tilt up.
The bottom lifting fixture.
Ease it down so the bottom lifting fixture can be remove.
Now I scamper over to another spot where I can get a good perspective!
Yes, that little speck on top of the 4th section is a person! Up comes the 5th!
Up it comes!
Yes! The crane is tall enough!
An the end of the day came. The sun peeked through the clouds and gave a dramatic shot.
The last shot of the day.
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