Dominica Cable Car Project: Utilization of helicopter turns out to be massive success

The construction of the Dominica Cable Car Project has been significantly facilitated by the month-long utilization of a helicopter which has now come to an end

Dominica Cable Car Project: Utilization of helicopter turns out massive success
Dominica Cable Car Project: Utilization of helicopter turns out massive success

Roseau, Dominica: The construction of the Dominica Cable Car Project has been significantly facilitated by the month-long utilization of a helicopter, which has now come to an end. The helicopter’s role in transporting the equipment and construction material from the bottom to the top stations has been completed and turned out to be a massive success.

Brian Jorgenson- the helicopter’s Pilot, expressed pleasure and said that his team ensured the smooth functioning of the helicopter which helped the workers transport the heavy materials from the bottom to the top.

Despite the bad weather conditions, the team managed to carry tons and tons of concrete from the base to the top and mid stations with the help of a helicopter. While enhancing the construction team’s capabilities, the helicopter significantly contributed to carrying the prepared concrete which was used to pour on the foundations for the tower structures.

The helicopter carried all the materials through the forest which is being used to build the Cable Car Project including the foundation material, power structure, and all the components for the machinery of the top stations.

Notably, the construction team has created two helipads for the landing of the helicopter. The first location was at the mid-station and the second one was at the top station in the vicinity of Tower 18. The locations were determined to provide access to the construction materials for the work at these stations.

The construction team has faced difficulties in carrying the material from base to top, which took several days to reach it. However, the procurement of the helicopter provided relative ease to the workers, allowing them to carry concrete to the multiple tower sites and pour concrete foundations.

The two helipads were prepared to allow the flight crew to arrive at certain sections of the site which was used to pick up material, individuals, or equipment, adding to the convenience of their work. Thus, the airlifting of the material with such kind of ease accelerated the process for the construction team and made them work more efficiently.

Besides this, the construction team also lauded the availability of the helicopter and said that the work became easier during the pulling of the cable over several material ropeway towers through a winch.

The helicopter was also used to pull and place the steel cable over the material ropeway towers, assisting in preparing the system for the operation period. Besides this, the workers also appreciated the installation of the houses at the top station and mid-station for their stay at the site.

The six houses were transported to the stations with the help of the helicopter, making it easier for the workers to spend their days and nights in those houses mainly during the bad weather conditions.

Notably, the helicopter had the capacity to carry around 75,00 tons and lift a weight of 34,00 kg and has been used to install 17 and 18 Towers at the top stations.

According to the February 2024 update, the construction of the Dominica Cable Car Project has been progressing smoothly. Significant work has been done for the completion of Tower 9, Tower 16 and Tower 17.