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Huge transformer slowly makes its way to Leiston substation

12/4/2016

 United Kingdom, Suffolk: A huge 170-tonne transformer has been transported down Suffolk coast on the A12 and delivered to a new electricity substation at Leiston.

Flanked by police outriders and transported on a 20-axle trailer by a specialist haulage team, the load travelled at maximum speed of 20 kph, so the 40-km journey took around six hours to complete, reports EADT.

The transformer will now be installed at a new National Grid electricity substation near Leiston and will help take renewable, green electricity generated by the new Galloper offshore wind farm to thousands of homes and businesses.

Source: East Anglian Daily Times