United Kingdom, London: Nine 185-tonne transformers have been successfully transported from Dartford, Greater London to the Drax power station in Selby, North Yorkshire, UK.
The relocation of the transformers, each of which measured 5.08 m x 3.5 m x 6.5 m, was brought about by the closure of the Littlebrook power station in March 2015, reports Heavy Lift PFI.
Each transformer was moved from Littlebrook to Thamesport on the Isle of Grain, where the nine units were consolidated into two ro-ro barge shipments and delivered directly to the Port of Goole, where the transformers were stored prior to the final 8 km onward transport to Drax.
When required, each transformer was delivered from Goole to the Drax power station where each unit was manoeuvred into position for storage using the jacking and skidding system.
The overall loaded weight of the cargo was 390 tonnes, with 16-tonne per axle ground pressure and the dimensions of 71 m x 5.19 m.
Source: Heavy Lift PFI