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Report - SSI Redcar Power Station - December 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by AndyK, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. AndyK

    AndyK Behind Closed Doors
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    So, we were at the top of the Blast Furnace, and @SpiderMonkey calls me over. "That chimney looks familiar, just like Littlebrook.... You don't think it's a....."

    Looking at the not too distant building, I thought the same thing, "Yep, looks like one to me too". A few minutes later we're having a look around the building and finding a way in to the power station.

    The station has six turbines in total, with three different designs of varying ages. Fuelled by a combination of blast furnace gas and coke oven gas, both by-products of the steel-making processes.

    Before we left we had a quick hunt around for the control room. Looking through a door into a nice clean, well lit corridor we knew we were close so we opened the door and headed in. No sooner had we took one step we heard whistling. We froze and then quickly reversed. As the corridor's door closed I saw through the window a man dressed in overalls walk out of a side-room and turn towards us. Amazingly he didn't spot us and presumably he didn't think anything odd about the door at the end of the corridor closing on it's own. So, no control room shots which is a shame as I suspect this place will have a nice one.

    Quite a happy find with @SpiderMonkey and Jamie_P. Not as many pictures as I'd have liked due to taking an empty spare battery, oops, but monkey boy will have more soon ;)

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    1. Boiler house

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    2. Boiler House - gas feeds at the top

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    3. Boiler House

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    4. Boiler house

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    5. Blast furnace gas pipe - love this retro signage

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    6. Switch bank

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    7. Turbine hall

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    8. Old turbines
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    9. Big silver turbines

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    10. Turbine hall

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    11. One of the more modern turbines.

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    12. Things.

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    13. These turbines appeared to have been out of commission for a while

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    14. View from crane

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    15. Turbines​
     
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  2. The Amateur Wanderer

    The Amateur Wanderer 28DL Regular User
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    On the ball aren't we good sir?!

    Was only drawing up a possible plan of attack this morning!

    Awesome report mate :thumb
     
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  3. The_Raw

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    Fair play mate that's tasty looking :D
     
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  4. stranton

    stranton subterranean explorer
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    thats f**king epic mate,
    will be visiting soon. ;)
     
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  5. wellingtonian

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    Another cracking report mate :thumb
     
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  6. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Thats well tasty sir :thumb

    And no doubt ruined someone's 2015/16 ......epic ;)
     
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  7. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    On it! Smashing photos. Didn't realise the power station would look this good!
     
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    like. like. like.
     
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  9. jST

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    Superb. Have been looking forward to seeing pictures from here, well done!
     
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    It seems somehow right that this is so dingy.
     
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  11. SpiderMonkey

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    Love it, love your shots man, will have a set up in the coming days ;)
     
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  12. Speed

    Speed Got Epic?
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    Nice work. The turbines look better than expected.
     
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    That's proper dope mate.
     
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    Christ alive I can't keep up!
     
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  15. ACID- REFLUX

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    Sorry i didn"t realise we were still hijacking peoples threads .......here you go. Subdued Birthday celebrations for Raz :thumb

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