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Engineering Wonders of the XXI Century

Engineering Wonders of the XXI Century

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Some of the engineering wonders of the XXI Century
1. Construction of an offshore wind farm
Construction of an offshore wind farm
20 km from the coast of Denmark, is Horns Rev, the largest offshore wind farm in

the world. It has 80 towers that rise to 110 m. high and generate a total of 16
0 MW of energy production over the parks on land.
The pictures below show the blades of each windmill, measuring 30m long, and hav
e the design of an airplane wing

Moving a pallet to the center of the rotor assembly
Mounting a rotor
Transfer from the rotor to its offshore location
Mounting sections of the towers that support the rotor
A view of Wind over Complex
Some of the engineering wonders of the XXI Century
2. Highway impossible
Arctic Highway

Located in the remote Northwest Territories, the road between Tibbitt and Contwo yto, Canada, is considered the world's most dangerous route. He goes into the Ar ctic and covers more than 500 miles to reach the giant diamond mines in the nort h. Its danger lies in the fact that 85% of its route runs on frozen lakes, so th e ice can break at any time and swallow the trucks that travel through it.

The route is only passable in the harshest winter months. Every year when the ic e becomes thick enough, the company's equipment Nuna Logistics, (huge snowplows ...)

... Open a path hundreds of feet wide, equivalent to an eight-lane highway, allo

wing trucks carrying 70 tons to the mines.
But despite the considerable technical, sometimes Nature has the last word ...
Some of the engineering wonders of the XXI Century
3. L anes Tues Tit
We present the world's largest supercargueros
Oddly, no ...? They are used to carry things very, very large and very heavy ...
As oil platforms...

... Plants, natural gas liquefaction ...
... Military radar stations ...
... Or ships and submarines in distress.
(A boat that takes over another boat ... Tá bueno, no?)

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