Allelys makes another delivery to Progress Power Station
UK’s abnormal load specialist, Allelys, has continued its work at the Progress Power Station in Eye. The company has followed up its earlier delivery of a 327.5-tonne generator, with an even heavier unit.
Over the past weekend, the company delivered the second of three units it will move to the power facility. The second unit, which is a 333-tonne turbine, is the heaviest of the three units, measuring 81 metres long, 6.7 metres wide, and 5 metres high. The turbine was received at the Port of Ipswich and transported to the site on a 28-axle girder frame trailer.
The delivery is one of the key components which forms part of Progress Power station, which when operational, will have the capacity to generate enough instant electricity to power 150,000 households and will be used during periods of peak electricity demand, providing back-up to other sources of electricity, including weather-dependent wind turbines and solar farms.
Greek multinational industrial and energy company Mytilineos Energy & Metals has undertaken the development of the project, which includes three open-cycle gas turbine (OCGTs) power plant projects.