NT3975 : Sculpture at Cockenzie Harbour

taken 6 years ago, near to Cockenzie and Port Seton, East Lothian, Great Britain

Sculpture at Cockenzie Harbour
Sculpture at Cockenzie Harbour
This consists of a set of large steel balls and a ring which came from one of the coal milling machines used to grind coal to a fine powder for firing the boilers of the adjacent power station.
Cockenzie Power Station
This is one of the series of large coal-fired power stations built around the UK in the 1950s and 60s.
The location was chosen to be close to the Lothian coalfield and the shoreline site ensured an adequate supply of cooling water. The plant was rated at 1200MW, consisting of 4x300MW turbine generating units. Electricity generation commenced in 1968, although in recent years it was primarily in use as a peak-demand top-up station, for which purpose it had been modified for quick start-up.
The power station closed in March 2013 and by June 2013 demolition work was already underway. A gas-fired replacement generating station was proposed for the site but has not been proceeded with.
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Date Taken
Monday, 10 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Park and Public Gardens 
Place (from Tags)
Cockenzie Harbour 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3979 7557 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.1603N 2:57.9722W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 39784 75554
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Steel Sculpture  Cockenzie Power Station 

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