The turbine runner being transported from Prince Rupert to Site C is expected to be there by Friday morning.

The component is currently in Bear Lake and has slowly been making its way to Jackfish Lake Road, just north of Chetwynd, since January 10th.

It will be on Highway 97 at Bear Lake to Highway 29 between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. tonight.

Two turbines arrived in Prince Rupert from Brazil last week and will be delivered one at a time.

According to BC Hydro spokesperson David Conway, the second turbine is set to be delivered to the site around the end of the month to early February.

The runners are the projects heaviest uninstalled component coming in at approximately 170 tonnes and measures around 26 feet (8 m) wide and 17 (5 m) feet tall.

Conway says the turbine acts as a fan or windmill in the dam.

“The runner is the rotating part of a turbine that converts the gravitational energy of falling water into mechanical energy, which then spins a generator to produce clean hydroelectric power. The runners are the heaviest unassembled single project components.”

There are six turbines in total, that were manufactured in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by Voith Hydro after receiving a contract in 2016, needed on the site.