TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 1

near to Cliffs End, Kent, Great Britain

Demolition of Richborough Towers 1
Demolition of Richborough Towers 1
Richborough Towers demolition
On the 11th March 2012 at 9am, the four towers of the disused Richborough Power Station were demolished by DDS Demolitions.

The power station was opened in 1962, decommissioned in 1996, and permission to demolished the three cooling towers (each 97m high) and chimney (127m high) was granted in January 2012.

The towers were all demolished in 15 seconds, starting with three cooling towers (south, then north west, then north east tower) which were collapsed within their own footprint, and followed by the chimney which fell north west wards between the flattened cooling towers.

A new renewable energy park will be built on the site at a cost of 750 million, and called Richborough Energy Park.
Richborough Power Station
A former power station close to the mouth of the River Stour. The station opened in 1962, originally burning coal from the Kent coalfield. It was converted to burn oil in 1971. In 1989 it was converted to burn Orimulsion imported through Port Richborough. After growing concerns over the environmental effects of the fuel, the 360MW station ceased generating in 1996.
Permission for an experimental 1MW wind turbine at the site was given in 1987. There are plans to link the offshore Thanet Wind Farm to the existing grid station at the power station site. The Station was finally demolished in early 2012. There are plans to build a new Green energy plant at the site TR3361 : Plans for new green energy.
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