Generator stator road transfer

New C4 generator stator completes its road journey

09 Feb 2023

The new generator stator for Callide Unit C4 arrived at Callide Power Station last week from the Port of Gladstone, in what was the second road transfer of a large C4 replacement component in the past two months.

The transfer of the 258-tonne generator stator, followed the delivery of the 262-tonne generator transformer in mid-December.

CS Energy and its Callide C Joint Venture partner Intergen Australia engaged heavy haulage specialists Lampson to carry out both road transfers and worked closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), Rockhampton Regional Council and Gladstone Regional Council.

The generator stator was transported in a 116-metre-long convoy, consisting of four prime movers and a beam set carrying the load with its weight distributed across two trailers.

Like the generator transformer, the generator stator followed a route that had been carefully planned and approved by TMR to ensure the safety of road users and support the logistics of transporting such a large load.

It travelled at night under police escort for the entirety of its journey to the power station, which began on the evening of 28 January and was completed in the early hours of 31 January.

Meanwhile, work is continuing on the Unit C4 recovery at Callide Power Station, with a team of 250 employees and contractors involved in the project.

Unit C4 is being reinstated following the incident in May 2021. Returning Unit C4 to service is a unique and complex project, and the current forecast return to service date is 1 May 2023.