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Weir prepares 90-ton turbine runner for cross-country trip

The first of two hydroelectric turbine runners will soon begin its 2,073 mile journey that will take it from Weir American Hydro's manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania to the 1,003-MW Boundary hydropower project in Washington.

The Boundary hydroelectric plant, located on the Pend Oreille River near the Canadian border, is owned by Seattle City Light and produces roughly a third of the utility's power.

Weir American Hydro says the 90-ton turbine runners are being installed to help improve the efficiency and capacity of the Boundary hydropower project.

Transporting the turbine requires a 20-axle truck with police escort. Weir says the convoy will cross 13 states during its three-week trip.


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