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Update on further transformer delivery work (15-19 July 2019)

We are making our second large delivery to the converter station site off Broom Way during the week commencing 15th July. This delivery will be the final two of four transformers – these are an important part of the converter station that we are building as part of IFA2. We delivered two transformers in the first week of July and will be following the same procedure: landing the transformers by barge at the Hovercraft Slipway in Lee-on-Solent and moving them to the converter station site using a police escort on the route shown below.

We’re using a vehicle called a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) to move the transformers on the road, one transformer per day over two days. The SPMT will travel at approximately 5mph and could cause traffic to queue behind it whilst it is moving along the route, particularly on Broom Way. Traffic will be managed by the police during the delivery and this will include a rolling road block for oncoming vehicles.

We expect to make deliveries at the following dates and times:

  • 17 July 2019: Two transformers arrive by barge at High Tide on the Hovercraft Slipway
  • 18 July 2019: First transformer delivered to converter station site with police escort between 1230 and 1330
  • 19 July 2019: Second transformer delivered to converter station site with police escort between 0930 and 1030

The Hovercraft Slipway car park will be partially closed to the public on Tuesday 16 July during preparatory work and fully closed on Wednesday 17 July for the barge landing. We apologise for any inconvenience.

We are working closely with Hampshire Police, Hampshire County Council, Solent Airport and Fareham Borough Council to minimise disruption during the deliveries. The dates and times of deliveries may change depending on tides and the weather.