TR3361 : The remains of Richborough Power Station

taken 9 years ago, near to Cliffs End, Kent, England

The remains of Richborough Power Station
The remains of Richborough Power Station
From the same viewpoint as TR3361 : Demolition of Richborough power station but seven years later. Nothing has changed since TR3361 : The remains of Richborough Power Station was taken in 2012.

The building and equipment in the centre of this view are still in use because the wind turbine mentioned in the shared description has been built, there are acres of solar panels in the vicinity and power is coming ashore here from the Thanet Wind Farm.
Richborough Power Station :: TR3362

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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Geographical Context: Energy infrastructure Coastal Primary Subject: Power Station other tags: Derelict Disused Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Building [5] · Remains of Richborough Power Station [4] Other Photos: · Thanet Wind 132kV Onshore Substation Title Clusters: · The remains of Richborough Power Station [2] ·
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TR3361, 65 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Roger W Haworth   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 April, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 333 619 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.5020N 1:20.7580E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3341 6191
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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