Huge transformer slowly makes its way to Leiston substation
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