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Report - SSI Power Station, Redcar - January 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by AJ, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. AJ

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    Site: SSI Power Station, Redcar | Status: Decommissioned | Present: January 2016 - AJ & Bunk3r


    Better late than never is the best way to describe my reports. I’ve not seen too many photographs from the control room or gasometers so I thought I’d contribute mine. We visited the power station on a couple of occasions in January. Navigating the SSI site is challenging, but not too stressful. The power station itself is dark and gritty, featuring six turbines.


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    Our second and final visit to the power station was purely in search of the control room. Unlike the first visit, the internal door connecting the turbine hall to the admin block was left unlocked. We walked down the corridor to find an emergency fire exit map on the wall and turned right, through a double set of doors and straight into the control room. The panels were still illuminated, computer systems running and 'save our steel' written about the room. The remaining rooms of the admin block are still outstanding. The first floor map displays the control room itself, a locker room and another room which was planned to be the new control room. The ground floor is unknown, most likely labs.


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    Situated nearby to the power station are two gasometers which fueled the power station, blast furnace and Redcar coke ovens. We went for the larger and closer of the two which held blast furnace gas. Internally, and unlike most other gas holders I've seen on here, an elevator runs up the centre of the holder instead of a staircase. This is the highest point on-site offering panoramic views of the steelmaking process.


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  2. stranton

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    I never get bored with seeing this site,
    nice photographs esp the ariel views thanks for sharing.

    elevator in a gasometer wouldnt mind seeing that?
     
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    Thanks, just don't increase the brightness on any of them or it'll expose my lazy editing of lens flares.

    Yeah, I didn't shoot in there but I'm sure Bunk3r will add one or two photos of it if he's got any. Edit: He was safe and didn't take any either.
     
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    Fuckin staunch man.
     
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    So many awesome photos. I think my fave is the one of the smaller gas holder and associated stuff taken from halfway up the larger one.
     
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    Nice one fellas! great snaps
     
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  7. Speed

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    Did you look for the turbine hall light switch? It must be there somewhere.
     
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    Nice to see it again :thumb

    It"s certainly been an anti-climax after running around SSI so many times dodging Secca to a more sedate way of life :D
     
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    Brilliant, can we keep these in here for a while as I"m still due to get up and have a gander in this one!
     
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    Has anyone been recently ? is it still even there ?
     
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    It's all still there, I've not seen any demoliton work yet. SSI Redcar looks the same externally, minus particular ladders and stairs that have been cut off. We've seen skips outside buildings, one building being stripped through the night back in January, so it'll be the interiors that have changed.

    We didn't look for the turbine hall light switch, Speed.
     
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    I was keeping an eye out for it, but to no avail :(
     
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    Fancy a another look?
     
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    We were there a few days ago Demps. Power station is still there intact, some lights on inside. Was more secure than last time tho, didn't find a non-B+E way inside. Some funny PIR things had appeared on the corners of the building. Set a few off which made a panel beep near the main doors. No one came tho. Gave up in the end and went to snoop around a different bit.
     
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    Enjoyed re-reading that, you really did get a cracking set of pics there.
     
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