May 10 - Rokstad Power has contracted Erickson for heavy lift delivery services to the Brucejack mine in Stewart, British Columbia, Canada, utilising its S64 Erickson Aircrane helicopter.
The Aircrane will fly approximately 7,500 tonnes of heavy materials over elevations of 6,000 ft (1,828.9 m) to the job site based in steep, mountainous terrain. Erickson will transport steel and concrete for the construction of electrical transmission towers, as well as lifting and placing towers into position to electrify the mining operations.
"This project showcases the specialised utility of the Aircrane in a remote location at high elevations," said Rob Lewis, vice president 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."