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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TR3360 : Saxon Shore Way beside River Stour by David Anstiss
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 3 by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : North West cooling tower remains by Oast House Archive
TR3260 : Richborough Castle by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Boat passing Richborough towers remains by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Richborough Power Station (disused) by N Chadwick
TR3362 : Photographing the demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3262 : Saxon Shore Way beside River Stour by David Anstiss
TR3362 : Richborough towers clear up by Oast House Archive
TR3260 : Richborough Power Station by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 8 by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : North West cooling tower remains by Oast House Archive
TR3361 : Pipeline crossing and footbridge to Richborough Power Station by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Footpath in Stonelees Nature Reserve by David Anstiss
TR3362 : Richborough Power Station by Oast House Archive
TR3361 : Awaiting the demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Richborough Cooling Towers by Oast House Archive
TR3260 : Disused farm building near River Stour by David Anstiss
TR3361 : Joyner Buggy by Richborough towers  by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Smoke after the demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Final hour of Richborough Towers by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 9 by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Richborough Towers before demolition by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 2 by Oast House Archive
TR3362 : Demolition of Richborough Towers 5 by Oast House Archive

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

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