Erickson Aircrane to Fly Heavy Equipment to British Columbia Mine
Erickson Inc. has been contracted by Rokstad Power Ltd. for heavy lift delivery services to Brucejack Mine in Stewart, British Columbia. Using its Aircrane, the project showcases how it excels in a remote location at high elevations.
According to Rob Lewis, vice president of commercial aviation services, “Our pilots and crews are especially skilled in this type of heavy-lift cargo transportation over rugged terrain and precision placement capabilities.”
Utilizing the S64 Erickson Aircrane, the company will be transporting heavy equipment, moving materials, and providing precision placement services. The Aircrane will fly roughly 7,500 tons of heavy materials over elevations of 6,000 ft. to the jobsite based in steep, mountainous terrain. Erickson will transport steel and concrete for the construction of electrical transmission towers in addition to lifting and placing towers into position to electrify the mining operations.
Erickson has several Aircranes providing aerial support for timber harvesting operations in British Columbia. The company has worked in Canada for more than 30 years, making it the company’s longest-served international market.
Earlier this year, Erickson entered a new international market when it was selected for a similar electrical tower construction project in India. Working with Sterlite Grid, India’s largest private developer of independent power transmission systems, Erickson will fly building materials in the Pir Pinjal mountain range between elevations of 9,000 ft. and 12,000 ft. This project will involve erecting 1,150 towers over a 450-kilometer transmission line.