Ellesmere Port and the Manchester Ship Canal have featured in our pages recently, but here’s more good news. Quality Freight UK, a global freight forwarding specialist, is playing a key role in the development of a £500 million gas-fired power station.
It has been transporting some of the giant parts being used in the construction of Alstom’s new power station in Trafford.
The modules are shipped into the docks at Ellesmere Port before being carefully discharged using specialist heavy lift gear. The components are then transferred to barges for onward delivery on the Manchester Ship Canal to the site at Carrington, near Sale.
The power station is scheduled for completion in early 2016 and will generate sufficient electricity to be able to supply the needs of around one million homes. The new site will replace the former coal plant but only occupy half as much space.
Quality Freight Group will be handling a number of further shipments over the coming weeks, including the power station’s giant turbines.