World's Toughest Fixes Blown Away

Batten down the hatches and strap yourself in as we take on a job that brings power to the people – assembling a giant wind turbine. Getting this monster machine off the ground means lifting three massive parts to the top of a 220 foot tower – one weighing as much as an Abrams Tank, another whose combined length is as long as a football field. Prepare to be blown away by high winds, heavy loads and high wire rigging as the crew wrestles nature to deliver the dream of energy independence to the community of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/02/2016
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Wind turbines [LCSH] Structural engineering [LCSH] Machinery -- Maintenance and repair [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Technology [LCSH] Clean energy industries [LCSH]
Sean Riley (Host), Scott Degraw (Producer), Gail Flannigan (Writer), Jacqueline Shukur-Powell (Production Coordinator)
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