VIDEO: Kirby firm hits the road with huge power station load

Specialist Kirkby transport and storage firm Merritts proved they can handle the biggest of jobs with a mammoth delivery project.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 10th March 2014, 10:54 am

The family firm, based in Kirkby in Ashfield Merritts recently completed the delivery and installation of industrial power plant fan casings at the Radcliffe-on-Soar power station.

The firm was contracted by Doosan Babcock Ltd to store over 150 pieces of power plant equipment until they were required for installation at the plant.

The items were of varying sizes with some weighing up to 40 tonnes, some reaching as much as 4.8 metres in width while more sensitive items had to have regular maintenance and a permanent power supply to maintain correct temperature and performance, as instructed by the manufacturer.


Specialised lifting gear, four flat bed trailer trucks and a police escort were used to complete the project.