Allelys moves project cargo for Slough Multifuel Expansion project
UK’s abnormal loads specialist, Allelys, has recently been busy delivering project cargo for the Slough Multifuel Expansion project. The company has been tagged for seven scopes of work, two of which come from a single client.
The client required Allelys to receive and deliver ten pieces from Felixstowe to Slough and five from Tilbury to Slough, whilst taking full responsibility for project management. The pieces, ranging in weight from just under 1te to 39.5te, included components such as a gate drive unit, feed hopper and filter chambers.
Project cargo, consisting of ten pieces in total, arrived in Felixstowe on two separate vessels, with each vessel carrying five components. The pieces of cargo were lifted onto Allelys trailers by the geared vessel before being transported to Reading Services’ abnormal load bay. From there, the cargo was transported to the final site in Slough. The transportation was completed over two consecutive days, with two separate moves per day.
The second components, including a pressure water tank, two semi-dry reactors, and two raw gas ducts, arrived at Tilbury and were transported to the site using vessel bridge and wafer deck trailers.
“This project included tight time constraints that needed to be overcome within the planning phase. The site required the delivery of the loads within dedicated time slots early in the day, however local embargoes meant that we couldn’t move through the local area before 10 am. Therefore, a plan was devised to drive to Reading and then hold the cargo in the abnormal load bay until the time embargoes had passed. Then the final leg of the journey could be completed in time to arrive in the allocated time slot,” explained Simon Davies, Project Manager at Allelys.