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Author Topic: Fiddlers Ferry coal plant to close in March 2020  (Read 333 times)
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« on: June 13, 2019, 02:07:40 PM »

https://sse.com/newsandviews/allarticles/2019/06/sse-announces-proposed-closure-of-fiddlers-ferry-coal-fired-power-station/

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 11:02:39 AM »

When I worked there in the nouhties. The SSE was going to keep it running until 2036,  65 years from commissioning.
Of the four coal units they had, not sure if only 1 or 2 have been kept availible for grid services.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 02:39:58 PM »

When I worked there in the nouhties. The SSE was going to keep it running until 2036,  65 years from commissioning.
Of the four coal units they had, not sure if only 1 or 2 have been kept availible for grid services.
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Think they have only closed 1 unit so far out of the 4.  You dont happen to know how big the site is in acres do you. Just wonder whether its worthwhile for glasshouse development.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 03:04:21 PM »

Think they have only closed 1 unit so far out of the 4.  You dont happen to know how big the site is in acres do you. Just wonder whether its worthwhile for glasshouse development.
Looks like about 500m x 500m - see https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fiddler's+Ferry+Power+Station/@53.3714898,-2.6926791,2320m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487b1d4fc8e1359b:0x5ae51b421018dda!8m2!3d53.3723457!4d-2.6869404
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 04:22:22 PM »

Think they have only closed 1 unit so far out of the 4.  You dont happen to know how big the site is in acres do you. Just wonder whether its worthwhile for glasshouse development.
Looks like about 500m x 500m - see https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fiddler's+Ferry+Power+Station/@53.3714898,-2.6926791,2320m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487b1d4fc8e1359b:0x5ae51b421018dda!8m2!3d53.3723457!4d-2.6869404

I presume its slurry ponds at the bottom of the satellite picture. Was it coal slurry that fired the boilers.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 02:57:40 PM »

These sites are pretty big, long walk from the car park to the turbine hall or gas turbine house. I would say the area of the site is about 1.3 sqKm i.e. 130 hectares.

It fires pulverised coal. I believe that some woody waste was co fired but only in small proportions.

I do not see why glass houses could not be built there one day, they may take a while to clear the site. 

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