Project 365 - 213


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Project 365 - 213

1 Aug 2014 6:28PM   Views : 461 Unique : 347

Fire Damage.

Yesterday afternoon, Ferrybridge powerstation caught fire, for those who don't know where it is, it sit at the junction of the M62 and A1, it's a famililar landmark to those who travel the A1 or M62.

The good news is no one was injured and the fire has now been extinguished, but at it's height there were around 75 firefighters on scene. Smoke from the fire causes disruption to both the A1 and M62.


This shot is of some of the fire damage to the site, taken from the passenger sit of a moving vehicle, travelling north on the A1, this afternoon.

Ferrybridge power station refers to a series of three coal-fired power stations situated on the River Aire near Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire, England.

The first station on the site, Ferrybridge A power station, was constructed in the mid-1920s, and was closed in 1976; the main building has been retained as workshops. Ferrybridge B was brought into operation in the 1950s and closed in the early 1990s.

In the 1960s, Ferrybridge C power station was opened with a generating capacity of 2 GW from four 500 MW sets; constructed by Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) in 1965; on privatisation in 1989 ownership was passed to Powergen, then to Edison Mission Energy (1999), then to AEP Energy Services (American Electric Power) (2001) and to SSE plc (2004).

A 65 MW multi-fuel plant is under construction at the site and is expected to be operational by 2015. A second 90 MW plant is also at consultation stage.


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