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UTILITY Week 20th June 2014

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22 | 13th - 19th June 2014 | utILItY WeeK Operations & Assets High viz The final transformer for the South- West Link project in Sweden is loaded at Alsthom's Stafford factory. The device weighs 205 tonnes and took two days to travel from the fac- tory to the port at Liverpool, avoiding weak bridges and using roundabouts where the street furniture could be removed so the lorry could pass straight through the middle. The South-West Link will connect Barkeryd in central Sweden to Hurva in southern Sweden, using HVDC technology. As part of the wider project, Alstom will supply HVDC converter stations Final transformer heads for Sweden

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