Power Climber Wind recently supplied their IBEX™ 1000 Climb Assist system to 34 new wind turbines in the Kit Carson Windpower Project near Burlington, Colorado. The addition of the new General Electric 1.5-MW turbines adds 51 MW of renewable energy to the 44 electric cooperatives in the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, serving Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming.
Climb assist systems will be installed in each of the 34 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines. The IBEX™ 1000 offers adjustable support settings at 50, 75, 100, and 125 lbs (23, 34, 45, and 57 kgs) and provides load support in both the up and down directions, regardless of climbing speed. The device can be installed in any new or existing wind turbine tower with straight-run ladders, whether tubular steel or lattice construction.
“We are thrilled to provide our IBEX™ 1000 Climb Assists and installation services to one of the Fortune 500’s top wind power owners and operators,” said Mike Russell – North American Sales Manager, Power Climber Wind. “As member cooperatives strive to bring clean, renewable wind power to their communities, lives up to its reputation in improving safety and productivity of the wind tower technicians, making it the best climb assist on the market today.”
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