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Massive ‘superload’ carrying 256 tonne generator begins journey from Loy Yang Power Station

A generator longer than an A380 Airbus plane has begun it’s three-night-long journey across Victoria, hauled by four trucks.

The “superload” carrying the AGL generator from the Loy Yang Power Plant left Traralgon last night.

It will be loaded onto a cargo ship bound for Germany where it will be repaired.

Acting CEO of VicRoads Peter Todd said it is a massive load and drivers will be impacted if they are travelling overnight.

“When you put that on a cradle, when you put that with the platforms, when you put it with three trucks that will be pulling it and one that will be pushing it, it makes it a load of 650 tonnes,” he told Ross and John.

“108 metres long, 6.5 metres wide, 5 metres tall, it’s an enormous load to be moving.

“It’s probably longer than an A380 airbus.”

The convoy will be travelling at just 20 kilometres an hour. The total weight of the convoy is 650 tonnes.

On Friday night it will be moved to the Dingley Bypass, and on Saturday night it will make the final journey to the Port of Melbourne.

Drivers will be impacted and VicRoads warns there won’t be an opportunity to overtake the load.

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