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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 08:51

National Grid moves two house-sized transformers in Kent

Siemens Supergrid Transformer at a National Grid substation Siemens Supergrid Transformer at a National Grid substation Photo: National Grid

United Kingdom, Kent: National Grid will be moving two new power transformers from the Port of Dover to Sellindge substation on Thursday 3 January and Monday 7 January 2019.

The equipment, which weighs in at 318 tonnes for each transformer, will be installed at the substation to enable National Grid to supply safe and secure electricity to local homes and businesses across the South East and beyond, National Grid said in the press release.

The first transformer will leave Dover at approximately 9 pm on Thursday 3 January and is expected to arrive at Sellindge substation by 7 am on Friday 4 January, and the second will leave Dover on Monday 7 January and arrive at Sellindge substation on the morning of Tuesday 8 January.

Each transformer will be carried on a special vehicle measuring 87 metres long and 5.8 metres wide. Their size means that they need two trucks, one at the back and one at the front, to propel them. The transformers will travel at around 12 miles an hour.

Source: National Grid

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