Large transformer delivered to Connah’s Quay Power Station

Jun 7, 2019
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The first of two new large transformers have been delivered to Connah’s Quay Power Station in North Wales.

Connah’s Quay Power Station is a 1,420 MW gas-fired power station in northern Wales, UK, currently operated by German energy company Uniper.

The load was transported on ‘girder frame trailers’ by Stafford based specialist ALE heavylift. A police escort helped maintain a 12mph speed when underway.

The abnormal load crossed over the border into Wales onto the A55 at around 8pm on Saturday night.

The heavy transporter stopped overnight stop at a layby just off junction 32 of the A55 near Holywell.

The journey to Connah’s Quay resumed at 5am this morning heading east along the A55 to Flint mountain and onto the A5119 which had been closed off to other road users.

The wide load slowly negotiated the fairly tight turn onto the A548 from the A5119 in Flint before making its way along Chester Road to the power station.

Police advised road users to avoid the area until around 9.30am.

It is expected a second transformer delivery to Connah’s Quay power station will take place on the weekend of 29th and 30th June.


Source: Deeside

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Connah’s Quay Power Station / Alan Smethurst / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0


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