Another heavy generator hits the road
UK’s abnormal loads specialist Allelys have had another heavy generator on their hands recently. The company moved a steam turbine generator weighing 176-te, measuring 14 metres long, 4.8 metres wide and 4.5 metres high, to the Port of Sutton Bridge, Spalding.
Prior to the transport, Allelys completed route studies from Peterborough to Port of Sutton Bridge and identified a viable route. All pinch points along the route were identified, solutions were devised, and the relevant authorities were coordinated with. This ensured that any adjustments were completed and conditions were met along the route. The company’s in-house engineering team designed a transport solution using a specialist trailer in a 16-axle configuration.
The steam turbine generator was loaded and securely lashed onto the modular trailer at a facility in Peterborough and completed the journey to Port of Sutton Bridge, Spalding.
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The final stage of the project utilised Allelys’ LG1550 to offload the steam turbine generator onto a coaster vessel, headed for Antwerp and then on to its final destination in Singapore.
“The 35-mile road journey took a total of 3.5 hours of travel time and the entire journey was meticulously monitored by our transportation team to ensure safe and successful delivery,” explained Shahid Islam, Project Manager at Allelys.
“For this operation, our team undertook the complete full-service solution, including engineering, route surveys, project management, transportation and lifting,” Islam said.