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Road shut for power station load
The large load being transported to the Langage power station
The power station is due for completion in 2008
A stretch of the A38 in Devon was closed for several hours overnight while a large load was transported to a new power station outside Plymouth.

Lampposts were taken down and a central reservation dismantled between Devonport Dockyard and Plympton to make way for the transformer part.

The 580-tonne load was taken to the 400m Langage Power Station site.

Another seven closures are planned on the A38 at Plymouth over the next two months as more equipment is brought in.

The Centrica-run gas turbine power station at Langage near Plymouth is due for completion in 2008.

The plant will provide 885 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about a million homes, and employ about 800 workers during major construction.

A business park is planned on 80 acres surrounding the station.



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