For the transport of wind turbines through the mountains of Western Canada, flatbed semitrailers with air springs from Continental are used. Photo: Goldhofer AG
The long flatbed is empty at the moment, but the concentration is clearly etched in the truck driver's face. He's negotiating a 1,100-km route from the Canadian coastal town of Stewart right across the green mountains of western Canada. The journey, via narrow mountain roads and over passes with extreme gradients, is part of the meticulous year-long planning for one of the region's most spectacular transport projects: turbines and rotor blades of this size have never before been transported through British Columbia, which is why the province's Transport Ministry demands a dummy run.