Posted: Sun 2nd Jun 2019

Abnormal load makes its way to Connah’s Quay power station

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 2nd, 2019

The first of two new transformers are being delivered to Connah’ s Quay Power Station on Sunday morning.

Meticulous planning has gone into transporting the giant load from Stafford up to Flintshire.

Travelling at just 12mph under police escort – the load is being transported on ‘girder frame trailers’ by Stafford based specialist ALE heavylift. 

The abnormal load crossed over the border into Wales onto the A55 at around 8pm on Saturday night.

The heavy transporter stopped overnight stop at a layby just off junction 32 of the A55 near Holywell. 

The journey to Connah’s Quay resumed at 5am this morning heading east along the A55 to Flint mountain and onto the A5119 which had been closed off to other road users.

The wide load slowly negotiated the fairly tight turn onto the A548 from the A5119 in Flint before making its way along Chester Road to the power station.

Police advised road users to avoid the area until around 9.30am.

It is expected a second transformer delivery to Connah’s Quay power station will take place on the weekend of 29th and 30th June.

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