Wednesday 12th Dec, 2018

Giant generator loaded in Melbourne

Photo: Peter Anderson / VTA
Photo: Peter Anderson / VTA

A GIANT generator used at the Loy Yang ‘A’ Power Station in Gippsland, Victoria, has been loaded on board a ship at the Port of Melbourne.

Weighing in a 255 tonnes, the generator (or so-called ‘Superload’) is to be shipped to Germany via the vessel BBC Alberta (IMO 9468102).

Flagged in Liberia, BBC Alberta is described as a ‘general cargo vessel’ by the website.

The generator had to be slowly trucked through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs before arriving at the Port of Melbourne.

GL Loy Yang general manager Steve Rieniets said the generator was being sent back to the Siemens’ specialist workshop in Germany for repair.

“This planned maintenance will ensure AGL Loy Yang can continue to be a safe and reliable provider of generation to the National Electricity Market,” Mr Rieniets said.

Mr Rieniets thanked the Victorian Government, VicRoads, Siemens and Lampson for work ensuring the generator could be repaired in time for the 2019 peak summer period.

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