Longannet Power Station, owned and operated by ScottishPower, bid bon-voyage to one of its 186-tonne electrical generators on Sunday night (27 April) as it began a carefully plotted journey over land and sea to Stafford in England where it will undergo maintenance.
The generator, which required a transportation trailer 75 metres in length, made a slow but steady 33 mile trip to Rosyth Docks where it will be shipped to Ellesmere in England, before continuing by road to Stafford. With two days at sea and further road travel and connections ahead, the generator is due to arrive at its final destination on 14 May and is expected to return in September. Power production at Longannet will continue as normal in the meantime.
Notes to Editors:
The combined weight of the trailer and load is 320 tonnes.
The load set off from Longannet Power Station via the A985 to Kincardine and proceeded along the A977 to Junction 6 on the M90 at Kinross. From here the load proceeded southbound on the M90 and onto the A90 after Junction 1, Admiralty. On the A90, the load crossed the A90 dual carriageway onto the B980 and access Rosyth Docks.
The 33 mile journey took approximately eight hours to complete, with a top speed of 12mph.
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