Collett Transports Willenhall Transformer

Collett Transports Willenhall Transformer

Haulage firm Collett & Sons has transported a super grid transformer from the Port of Ellesmere to Penkridge in the UK.

The outsized unit was delivered under escort from Cheshire, West Midlands and Staffordshire Police and measured 66 meters long. The 170-tonne transformer required removal of any street furniture following swept path analysis reports by a team at Collett.

“Due to the restricted access to the substation our team began transshipment operations to discharge the transformer from the girder bridge to an awaiting six-axle SPMT, with an adapted operating speed to suit the axle loads,” a spokesperson for Collett & Sons said.

Based in Halifax, England, Collett & Sons operates a fleet of heavy-lift trucks, trailers and SPMTs and provides breakbulk logistics throughout the UK and Europe.

Photo: Transfomer. Credit: Collett