A huge electricity transformer will land on a Gwynedd beach on its way to a nuclear power station. The 128-tonne unit is being brought to North Wales by barge and will be landed on the beach at Traeth y Graig Ddu (Black Rock sands) at Morfa Bychan in Gwynedd. It will then be transferred onto a lorry and taken by road to the National Grid site near the decommissioned nuclear power station at Trawsfynydd. It had been planned to bring the barge into Porthmadog harbour last April, but this was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. There had been concern the delivery would have badly disrupted the harbour so, in a first for National Grid, the transformer is arriving at the beach.
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