240-ton transformer from China arrives at Mt Piper
Australia, New South Wales: A 140-metre prime mover carrying a 240-ton generator transformer bound for EnergyAustralia’s Mt Piper power station made its way through the Mid-Western Region in New South Wales, Australia on Saturday.
The generator transformer began its journey 10 weeks ago in China and landed at the Port of Newcastle in December, reports Mudgee Guardian.
The load took a meticulously planned 500-kilometre journey to Lithgow via the Golden Highway and Castlereagh Highway, passing through Gulgong and Mudgee.
EnergyAustralia’s Head of NSW Assets Luke Welfare said the transformer would serve as a backup in case one of the power station’s four other transformers failed.
Built over two stages in 1992 and 1993, the Mount Piper Power Station comprises two 700 MW coal-fired steam turbine generators which have the capacity to meet the energy needs of approximately 1.18 million homes in New South Wales every year.
Source: Mudgee Guardian