On 18 January 2016, the first completed component for the WEAVE project
handling trolley, arrived at the WHT (below).
The trolley was manufactured in Barcelona according to a design by the Spanish
company SENER and was completed in December 2015.
It was procured by the IAC, with funding from the ERDF (European Regional
The trolley will be used for assembly and integration, and to
store the WHT top-end unit (new 2-deg corrector, plus WEAVE
fibre-positioner) when off the telescope.
With most of the final-design reviews for WEAVE now completed,
construction of all the other components of WEAVE (new prime-focus
corrector, fibre-positioning system, fibre bundles and spectrograph)
is proceeding in parallel, with the project on schedule for first light in