Ironbridge B power station, Shropshire

Ironbridge B power station, Shropshire

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Construction began in 1963.. Due to construction delays, some limited industrial action and the implementation of improvements that had been pioneered during the construction of similar stations using the new 500 MW generating units, Ironbridge B didn't begin feeding power into the National Grid until the 11 June 1969. Full capacity was not reached until the second 500 MW unit began generating in February 1970. Project architect Alan Clark worked closely with landscape architect Kenneth Booth, in order to ensure that the station merged as seamlessly as possible into its natural surroundings.In this respect, the power station is unique amongst British coal-fired stations. When viewed from Ironbridge, the surroundings of the station are hidden by wooded hills. The cooling towers were deliberately constructed using concrete to which a red pigment had been added, to blend with the colour of the local soil. This had cost £11,000 in the 1960s. The towers cannot be seen at all from the world famous landmark, The Iron Bridge. The station's single 205 m (673 ft) high chimney is fifth tallest chimney in the UK. Unfortunately some of the buildings in Google Earth become hidden under the terrain because large builidngs seem to be mistaken for steep hills. #Albert #bridge #Buildwas #chimney #coal #Edward #fired #Gorge #Ironbridge #power #railway #Severn #Shropshire #station #Telford #TRM_DA
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