Richborough Power Station :: Shared Description

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.
by N Chadwick
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TR3362 : Boat passing Richborough towers remains by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Chimneys of Richborough Power Station by David Anstiss
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 7 by Oast House Archive
TR3360 : Ramsgate Road by Oast House Archive
TR3361 : Boats on the River Stour by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 1 by Oast House Archive
TR2963 : View downstream along the Stour by N Chadwick
TR3362 : Richborough Power Station after demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3361 : The remains of Richborough Power Station by N Chadwick
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 6 by Oast House Archive
TR3361 : Pipeline crossing and footbridge to Richborough Power Station by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Richborough towers clear up by Oast House Archive
TR3361 : Richborough Power Station by Oast House Archive
TR3462 : Path in Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve by David Anstiss
TR3362 : Richborough Power Station by Oast House Archive
TR3360 : Saxon Shore Way by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Richborough Power Station by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Richborough Towers by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Richborough Power Station by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Remains of south cooling tower, Richborough Power Station by Oast House Archive
TR3062 : Drainage channel in Ash Levels by David Anstiss
TR3362 : Boat passing Richborough towers remains by Oast House Archive
TR3260 : Kent Coast Line by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Richborough Towers after demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3360 : Gate on Saxon Shore Way by David Anstiss

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Created: Mon, 29 Nov 2010, Updated: Mon, 16 Jul 2012

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