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« on: November 02, 2019, 08:45:29 pm »

This cropped up elsewhere.  Ironbridge is of course a site of huge historical significance, and its supprising that the power station, although only dating from 1969, wasn't retained in some form for future posterity:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-50221896
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 09:40:25 am »

Just hope they don't engage either of the contractors that Didcot used.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 07:16:55 pm »

"The power station was switched off when it reached its 20,000 hours limit of generation under an EU directive."

(BBC report)

Sad to see all that UK made gear being torched

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 07:08:02 am »

Or in the case of Didcot being exported to Germany, which presumably means it wasn't that bad.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 10:24:36 am »

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Next door to the towers is the cavernous turbine hall, where you could be forgiven for thinking you have wandered on to the set of a Mad Max sci-fi film.
What it makes me think of is Planet of the Apes.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 10:23:06 pm »

Or in the case of Didcot being exported to Germany, which presumably means it wasn't that bad.

Do you mean the (SGT?) transformers going to Siemens? For re-use or re-cycling?

Presumably they were UK made GEC units.

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2019, 08:11:31 pm »

Cooling towers now demolished.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-shropshire-50686225/ironbridge-power-station-cooling-towers-brought-down
I loved the comment of the lady interviewed at the end.
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