Vic Roads Warns Of Traffic Delays As Aeroplane-Sized Generator Travels To Port Melbourne

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Victoria's largest power station is sending a generator as big as an aeroplane to Germany for a repair job - but first they need to get it there.

The spare generator from AGL's Loy Yang A power station weighs around 255 tonnes and is longer than an Airbus A380.

Between the 1st and 4th of February, a 6.5m wide, 5m tall generator will be transported from Traralgon to the Port of Melbourne - a very slow job taking four prime movers - before it's put on a cargo ship. It can only travel at around twenty kilometres an hour. 

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The first leg of the journey was completed on Tuesday night, from Loy Yang to Officer.

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The second leg will take place between 9pm Friday 2 February and 5am Saturday 3 February when the convoy will make its way from Officer, through Noble Park to Dingley. 

On its final leg, the load will start its journey at 9pm Saturday 3 February from Dingley Village and weave its way into Port Melbourne early morning of Sunday 4 February, where the generator will be loaded onto a cargo ship.

For those who get stuck behind the truck, it might be a slow wait, with Vic roads warning it could take up to 15 minutes before you're able to pass. 

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