15 December, 2020
Two WTC 225MVA 230/20kV power transformers have arrived safely at Yallourn Power Station site to replace the existing Unit 2 generator transformers.
The 260- tonne superloads carrying the transformers travelled in stages at the maximum speed of 40km/h, spanning across three nights to minimise traffic disruptions to the road network.
Departing from our manufacturing site in Glen Waverley, the transformers slowly made their way towards the Melbourne’s eastern suburbs on the separate evenings of December 6 and 7.
At 9pm on December 8, they continued their final leg of the journey together from the Old Princes Hwy. The 4.3-meter loads travelled on the wrong side of the road taking up its entire width from Main Neerim Rd to Narracan Creek on the Princess Freeway East.
VIC Roads traffic management officers and load escorts were travelling with the superloads through the entire operation. To ensure a safe journey, they temporarily removed signage and lights as the loads passed through. They also assisted with manoeuvring the vehicle around corners.
The power transformers both arrived safe and sound at Yallourn Power station in the early hours of Tuesday December 8. Both units are set to be fully assembled before the end of the year.
Click Here to watch a quick recap of the project.