Transformer delivery on 23 July 2023
National Grid is building a new 57 kilometre, high voltage electricity line between Bridgwater and Avonmouth to connect six million homes and businesses to new sources of homegrown, low carbon energy.
As part of the project, they’re modifying Bridgwater substation to support the upgrading of the existing Hinkley to Bridgwater overhead electricity line.
To complete this work, they need to deliver a large electrical transformer to site. The transformer measures 8.8 metres in length and weighs 174 tonnes.
Delivery schedule and traffic management in Bridgwater
On 23 July, the transformer will travel from Dunball Wharf to Bridgwater substation by road. The 4.5 mile journey is expected to take two hours.
The transformer will be on route between 1pm and 3pm.
No road closures are required. Due to weight of the transformer and for safety reasons the delivery vehicle will be travelling at reduced speed under police guidance and supervision.
They recognise that their construction activity causes local impact, and they are working closely with their contractors to limit disturbance as much as possible.
Thank you from everyone working on the project for your patience as they continue their work to deliver electricity safely, efficiently, and reliably, and support the UK’s net zero ambitions.
Contact their Community Relations Team for further information and to register to receive their project e-newsletter.
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