FORKED RIVER N.J. (Feb. 14, 2009) - Workers at Oyster Creek Generating Station will move a 200-ton transformer from a barge on the canal surrounding the station to the plant's property on Sunday, Feb. 15. The transformer will be moved to the station via Finninger Farm and briefly cross Route 9 directly in front of the Oyster Creek's main entrance.
Traffic flow will be restricted as the transformer crosses Route 9 to station property. The transformer will be transported on a specially-designed truck and trailer that is 98 feet long. Station personnel will begin moving the transformer across Route 9 at approximately 6 a.m. Sunday and expect to conclude the move around 6:30 a.m. the same morning in an effort to minimize the impact of the move on the station's neighbors that use Route 9.
Exelon Nuclear has obtained all the proper permits and will comply with all requirements associated with moving this large, heavy piece of equipment.
Since 2000, Exelon has invested more than $100 million in the Oyster Creek's systems, components and structures to establish the platform for 20 more years of safe and reliable operations for the Garden State.
Oyster Creek is about 60 miles east of Philadelphia in Ocean County, New Jersey. The plant produces 636 net megawatts of electricity at full power, enough electricity to supply 600,000 typical homes, the equivalent to all homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined.