Staythorpe Power Station, UK
ALE was asked to provide an innovative solution to the complex delivery of a four-unit CCGT power station in Nottinghamshire. The project involved river transport, SPMTs and a 28-axle girder frame trailer.
Four gas turbines, four generators and four transformers – each weighing up to 370te – were received using SPMTs and stored prior to being transported down the River Trent by barge. ALE’s Lift ‘n’ Lock system was used to trans-ship the cargo onto a girder frame transporter for a 30-mile road route. It was then trans-shipped to SPMTs for transportation on public roads using a second Lift ‘n’ Lock system. The final leg of the journey to site was undertaken using SPMTs for installation onto foundations using our modular gantry system.