Last updated: March 21, 2017 - 3:41pm
SALEM TWP. — The last of two 175-ton super loads is scheduled to work its way up Route 11 through Berwick tonight on its way to a new natural gas plant here.
The General Electric Intermediate Pressure and Low Pressure steam turbines safely made it to the PennDOT yard on Route 11 by the Interstate 80 interchange, said Steve Kratz, spokesman for the new Caithness Moxie Freedom Generating Station project.
The shipment is scheduled to move up Route 11 to Salem Township between 10 tonight and 6 a.m. Wednesday.
On Thursday, it is scheduled to make the last leg of the journey up Mingle Inn Road.
The two super loads are the first steam turbines of their kind to be shipped from the GE factory in Schenectady, N.Y., and the largest ever to be shipped fully assembled by truck, a GE spokesman said earlier.
The new plant is scheduled to start producing power in May of 2018. Developers say they plan to use Pennsylvania-produced natural gas to provide more than 1,000 megawatts of electric power, enough to supply about 900,000 homes.