Guernsey's £14m electricity generator delivered by barge

Barge Terra Marique offloading Guernsey Electricity generator The arrival of the 2,200-tonne barge had been delayed by bad weather

Related Stories

Guernsey's new electricity generator has arrived in the island after its delivery was delayed by bad weather.

The barge carrying the 360-tonne oil-fired generator arrived in St Sampson's Harbour on Saturday.

While the 18m (60ft) long, 5m (16ft) wide and almost 6m (20ft) high unit was offloaded on Sunday evening the harbour was closed to other vessels.

The offloading was completed before the high tide at 20:45 BST and the harbour reopened about 21:00 BST.

The vessel had been due to arrive on Tuesday but was diverted to Southampton due to bad weather.

Guernsey Electricity generator engine The three sections weighed a total of 360 tonnes

The generator is the single largest piece of machinery ever brought ashore in the Bailiwick.

Shortly after 10:00 BST the three separate sections - generator, engine and transformer - were moved by road to the power station.

The largest section, the engine, was moved with a specialised 96-wheel remote control vehicle.

The build of the generator is due to be completed in December with it expected to start producing power in March.

Alan Bates, managing director of Guernsey Electricity, said he was pleased with how smoothly the delivery had gone.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Guernsey


Guernsey Airport

10 °C 9 °C


  • The OfficeIn pictures

    Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two

  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa

  • Peter MatthiessenPeter and Paddy

    Remembering two of the greatest travel writers

  • Worcestershire flagFlying the flag

    Preserving the identities of England's counties

  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.