Power Plant – Most Wanted

Author sophos9 - Last updated: 22.01.2012

Ok lets go back 12 months when myself Cuban Bloodhound host and skin did this explore ….I posted the report in public on a urbex forum which the press some how got hold off so i deleted everything form forums,flickr and facebook …..now after seeing this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJMIUYkHwOc ive decided to repost along with all press releases…..

I power station is an oil-fired power station and dominates the local area with its 778 ft (237 m) chimney, the third tallest chimney in the UK and S’s tallest free-standing structure. In common with other power stations in S it lacks cooling towers; instead, sea water is used as a coolant. The station consists of three generating units with a combined total rating of 1900 megawatts (MW).

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History
Construction began in 1970 for the then South of S Electricity Board (SSEB) in 1970. It was to be S’s first oil-fired power station. However, the soaring price of oil as a result of the 1973 oil crisis meant that by the time construction was completed generation was uneconomical. It was therefore rarely utilised to anything near capacity, with 1200 MW being mothballed and the remaining capacity being used to satisfy peak demand. A notable example of when it was used at capacity was during the miners’ strike of 1984-85, when low coal supplies prompted operation. Generation ceased in January 1988.

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In construction, provision was made on site for a fourth generating unit (to the north of the existing units), including a fourth stack inside the chimney. One design feature of the power station is the lack of steam driven boiler feed pumps, with units 1 and 2 being provided with three 50% electric boiler feed pumps and unit 3 with two 50% electric feed pumps. The main turbo-generator was manufactured by Parsons, and many of the major components were interchangeable with the turbo-generators at Hunterston B around 13 miles (21 km) south, on the Firth of Clyde, also then owned by the South of S Electricity Board.

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I power station was owned by the S Power utility group and had been mothballed as part of the strategic reserve. The station was decommissioned in 2006. Until then it could have been fired up at any point to supply power for the national grid. The power station’s equipment was intact and continually operating dehumidifiers were used to keep it in good condition while the facility was mothballed.

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The site is to be cleared for housing and small business development following demolitiion of the power station in mid- to late-2010. Preparatory demolition work started in April 2010. Large amounts of equipment were removed to be used as spares at other power stations, including switchgear, turbine rotors, and control equipment. Electrical oil and other chemicals have been drained to make the site safe. Demolition began in June 2010 with the removal of one of the three large oil tanks. November 2010 all three large oil tanks have now been removed from the site…..

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A big thanks to Cuban Bloodhound and Skin for a wicked weekend in Scotland …
After an earlier explore we found our selfs on the beach near kip just waiting for sunset drinking beer ,Host decided to go to the car to try and get his head down for a few hours , me and Cuban had other ideas (of to the pub) emmmm….well after 5 pints and a vodka shot we were done ,i cant remember much after that it was all a blare hahahahahaha…..after staggering around for what seemed an age i heard a click and behold button amd switch industrial pornage ……..

This next shot was the first one i did its out of focus because of the beer effects lol…..picture fail

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NOW the reason i deleted the report and all photos last time …….

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Thanks for looking Oldskool……….i dubstep filmed by Millhouse staring Hidden Shadow , Fishbrain , Tweek , Nick uk and
Gone85………SNC CREW

7 comments

#1meister monsterJanuary 25, 2012, 8:40 am

you know i love this set,place and collection!
one of my most favorites….youre da man bro!
keep it up!

#2oldskoolFebruary 2, 2012, 8:43 pm

cheers dude

#3Lusker 41February 15, 2012, 3:51 pm

You get props over here…

#4PlodiMarch 5, 2012, 10:15 pm

Hey guys, really love the pics! Me and my friend are really looking to get into Urban exploring. We’re both in our 20′s and are really keen to give it a shot, some insane places near where we live. Lancaster.

I have being doing research for the type of gear we would be needing etc, especially for getting into areas. I know what we would be doing is illegal most of the time but things like this are to good to pass on!

Would really like some tips off you if that’s possible, best way to try find an access into places without causing any damage etc.

If you could email me and chat or just reply on here, would be incredible. Thanks a lot :))

#5Shane WalshMay 9, 2012, 10:38 am

hahahaha first time seeing this :) epic

#6benJune 7, 2012, 11:11 am

Great story and the pictures of course!!

#7oldskoolFebruary 22, 2013, 9:47 pm

cheers for comments

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