Power Stations

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TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 1 by Oast House Archive

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Dungeness Power Station by Oast House Archive
Dungeness is a pair of nuclear power stations. Dungeness A was opened in 1965 and ceased in 2006. Dungeness B was opened in 1983, and is due to be decommissioned in 2018.



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TR0816 : Dungeness Power Station by Oast House Archive


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Ferrybridge Power Station by N Chadwick
The Ferrybridge power stations are a series of three coal-fired power stations situated on the River Aire in West Yorkshire. The first station on the site, Ferrybridge A power station, was constructed in the mid-1920s, and was closed as the second station, Ferrybridge B power station, was brought into operation in the 1950s. The A station has been retained since it closed. In the 1960s, Ferrybridge C power station was opened with a generating capacity of 2000 megawatts, which at the time was the largest of any power station in the UK. The B and C stations operated together until the B station's closure in the 1990s. The B station has since been demolished.

Ferrybridge C power station is currently the only power station operating on the site. Since 2004 is operated by Scottish and Southern Energy plc. It is capable of co-firing biomass and is currently being fitted with Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) plant. There are plans to build a fourth, D station on the site.



SE4724 : Ferrybridge Power Stations by N Chadwick


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Ffestiniog Power Station by Barry Hunter
Hydro-Electric based Power Station. The upper reservoir of the scheme is located high up on the slopes of Moelwyn Mawr.


SH6644 : Looking Down on Llyn Stwlan by Barry Hunter


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Grain Power Station by N Chadwick
Grain Power Station is an oil-fired power station in Kent, with operational capacity of 1,320MW it is owned by E.ON UK.

The station opened in 1979 and is due for closure in 2015, due to it not meeting existing emission controls. The chimney is 244m high and the second highest in Britain.

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TQ8875 : Bridleway to the power station by N Chadwick


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High Marnham Power Station by Richard Croft
Former coal-fired power station opened in 1959 and closed in 2003. The chimneys were demolished on 15th December 2004 and the boiler house on 5th October 2006. The five cooling towers were blown up at 10.00am on Sunday 15th July 2012.


SK8170 : High Marnham cooling towers demolition - 1 by Richard Croft


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Kingsnorth Power Station by N Chadwick
Kingsnorth Power Station opened in 1973 and is a dual fuel power station (Oil and coal). It is due for closure by 2016.

There are plans to rebuild a replacement station which has raised much public protest.

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TQ8071 : Kingsnorth Power Station by N Chadwick


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Lynemouth Power Station by Alan Murray-Rust
This is a privately owned power station, built in 1972 by Alcan to supply the adjacent aluminium smelter, although it also supplies to the National Grid. Essentially a coal-fired station, taking advantage of local coal supplies, it is also now burning biomass. Although now (2009) the smallest coal-fired unit in the UK, with a 420MW output, it is also considered to be the most thermally efficient. The buildings were designed by the internationally renowned firm of architects, Yorke Rosenberg & Mardall.



NZ3090 : Lynemouth Power Station by Alan Murray-Rust


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Rugeley Power Station by John M
Rugeley A Power Station was commissioned in 1961 as a joint venture between CEGB and NCB using coal from the adjacent Lea Hall Colliery. The station was demolished in 1995.



The larger Rugeley B Power Station was commissioned in 1970 with 1000MW capacity. Recent developments have included a flue gas de-sulphurisation plant to extend the life of the facility. Rugeley Power Ltd have proposals to convert the station to use bio-mass.


SK0517 : Rugeley B Power Station by John M


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Shoreham Power Station by Paul Gillett
Shoreham Power Station is a 400MWe gas-fired power in Southwick, West Sussex. It was built on the site of the Brighton A & B Power Stations. It was opened in 2002 costing £150m LinkExternal link


TQ2404 : Boats opposite Shoreham Power Station by Paul Gillett


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Staythorpe Power Station by Alan Murray-Rust
This is a new gas-turbine power station on the site of the former Staythorpe A and B coal-fired stations which closed in 1983 and 1994 respectively. The new station comprises 4 Alstom turbine groups of 400 MW each, using gas-turbine primary stage, with triple-pressure heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine working on the exhaust gases. Although primarily designed for natural gas, the plant can be switched to using fuel oil. The station will be the second largest combined cycle gas turbine plant(CCGT) in the UK when it opens. It is owned by the German company RWE npower plc.



SK7653 : Staythorpe Power Station by Alan Murray-Rust



Scotland
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Striven Power Station by John M
Constructed as part of the Cowal Hydro Electric Scheme in 1953 taking water from Loch Tarsan it provides 8.0MW capacity.


NS0583 : Outflow from Striven Power Station by John M



Northern Ireland
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Ballylumford power stations, Islandmagee by Albert Bridge


Two power stations (one oil-fired, the other gas-fired) at the north western end of Islandmagee.



D4202 : Ballylumford power stations, Islandmagee (2) by Albert Bridge


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Kilroot power station, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge
Kilroot power station was built between 1974 and 1982 with generation starting in 1981. The chimney, at 650ft, is the tallest structure (other than transmitting masts) in Northern Ireland. This link has more information about the stationís history LinkExternal link.



J4388 : Kilroot power station, Carrickfergus by Albert Bridge



Republic of Ireland
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Aghada Power Station by John M
The original oil powered station opened in 1980 with 577MW capacity. This was later converted to gas fired with gas/oil operation for peak demand.



A new 'state of the art' combined gas cycle turbine station with 430MW capacity opened in 2010 on an adjacent site.


W8364 : Aghada Power Station by John M


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Lough Ree Power Station by John M
The current peat fuelled station opened in 2004 with 100MW capacity and is the third largest peat fired station in Ireland. It replaced a previous 85MW capacity station opened in the 1950s.


N0069 : Lough Ree (Lanesborough) Power Station by John M


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