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The turbine is slowly lowered into the support slots with help from a huge crane and a little man power. staff photo

New form of hydropower to be used in Hastings

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"Delicate" probably wouldn't be the first word one would use to describe something the size of a backyard swimming pool that weighs about as much as 14 Hummers.

Now picture a crane hoisting that thing 50 feet into the air and sliding it into a tight-fitting frame.

Does "delicate" come to mind now?

On Wednesday morning, a revolutionary power source arrived in Hastings and was painstakingly lifted onto the barge that will become its new home.

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