Manufacturer of climb assists Power Climber Wind, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, has completed installation of the IBEX 1000 climb assist systems in 21 turbines at Challicum Hills wind plant located near Victoria, Australia.
The Challicum Hills’ project generates 53 MW of electricity making it enough renewable clean electricity to power 23,000 homes in the area, eliminating 141,000 tons of greenhouse gas each year. The climb assist systems have also been installed in multiple locations in Australia, generating over 350 MW of electricity.
The manufacturer says the IBEX is designed to retrofit and puts complete control over the climbing effort and experience into the hands of the climber. It allows user-adjustable support settings at 50, 75, 100, and 125 lbs (23, 34, 45, and 57 kgs), and provides constant load support in both the up and down directions, regardless of climbing speed. It can be installed in any new or existing wind tower with straight-run ladders, whether tubular steel or lattice construction.
Power Climber Wind www.powerclimberwind.com
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