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The superload returns

Nigel Browne
02 April 2019

It’s our job to maintain safe and reliable supply, and that’s why we’re continuing to invest in our existing generation infrastructure, as well as new assets too.

In early 2018, AGL sent a 255-tonne generator from Loy Yang A Power Station to Germany to be refurbished by Siemens, the original manufacturer, for specialist repair and equipment.

Heading home to Loy Yang

The superload has now returned! The generator will travel from the Port of Melbourne to Loy Yang, starting Monday night and arriving at Loy Yang early Thursday morning. Travel will take place at night to minimise disruption to motorists.

The generator will be fitted in Unit 3 in October as part of our planned major maintenance program.

This major upgrade which will ensure AGL Loy Yang remains a safe and reliable provider of generation to the National Electricity Market. AGL Loy Yang currently generates approximately 30% of Victoria’s power requirements every year.

Five fast facts

  • The generator weighs around 255 tonnes
  • The generator will travel in a 108m convoy, longer than an A380 Airbus
  • The total weight of the convoy is 650 tonnes
  • AGL Loy Yang is a 2,210 MW coal-fired power station in Latrobe Valley
  • AGL Loy Yang supplies 30% of Victoria’s Energy