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Report - Willington Power Station Cooling Towers July '16

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by 350cewild, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. 350cewild

    350cewild 28DL Full Member
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    Hi everyone,

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    History:

    RWE npower has been involved in generating power at Willington for many years.
    The former, coal fired Willington A Power Station was officially opened by the Duke of Devonshire in October, 1959. Immediately after its opening, construction work began on Willington B, which started generating electricity in 1962.

    Willington A and B power stations were closed in 1995 and 1999 respectively. They have since been demolished but their cooling towers, some foundation structures and other infrastructure, was retained. The proposed Willington C Power Station, if implemented, would be constructed on the site of these existing facilities.

    The Visit:

    Well what can I say. What I love about about UE is the fact that what you can take in can be so varied. These were a little special.
    You can spot them long before arriving there, so dominating on the horizon.
    You know they're going to be big but perhaps you under estimate them.
    We spent around two hours here. So photogenic it's crazy.
    The one thing I will take away from them is the sounds they make. The wind hits them and they come alive, it's exciting, like a deep low whistle.
    The echo from inside was just too awesome.

    The Images:

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  2. DiMskiG

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    Nice shots Clare glad you enjoyed it :D

    did you hear the birds in the main tower with water some of the sounds they made scared me at times ahah
     
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    Great shots well done Clare :thumb
     
  4. 350cewild

    350cewild 28DL Full Member
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    How funny, I was just commenting on your report! I know exactly what you mean, it was strange, but I liked it, added to the experience.
    Thanks for your intel, easy peasy :thumb
     
  5. 350cewild

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    Thank you.........:Not Worthy
     
  6. HughieD

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    Top place and some great images there...
     
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  7. 350cewild

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    It is... And thank you so much
     
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    The pp on some of the pics is a bit much for my tastes but it's not eye bleeding
    You got some really good pics as well

    I pop in here occasionally to try out different techniques and to see if the tunnels have dried out yet (they haven't) it's a nice little walk :thumb
     
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  9. 350cewild

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    Thanks, yes I don't like over processing but I do like to make my images pop as I do it for a living and it's my style on my personal stuff.
    It's a great place, surreal.
     
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    Nice place!
     
  11. 350cewild

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    It really is :)
     
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