New C4 generator transformer

New C4 generator transformer arrives at Callide Power Station

19 Dec 2022

The Callide Unit C4 recovery project achieved an important milestone last week when the new C4 generator transformer was transported from the Port of Gladstone to Callide Power Station.

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

The 262-tonne generator transformer 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.

The road transfer occurred over five nights and was carefully planned and approved by TMR to ensure the safety of road users and support the logistics of transporting such a large load. The generator transformer arrived at the power station on the evening of 16 December.


Unit C4 is being reinstated following the incident in May 2021. A team of 250 employees and contractors has been working on the Unit C4 recovery at the power station.

Returning Unit C4 to service is a unique and complex project, and the current forecast return to service date is April 2023.