Redcar Steelworks Power Station, Teesside, UK

Redcar Steelworks Power Station, Middlesborough, UK

The power station provided electricity to the Teesside Steelworks at Redcar. It was fuelled from by-products of the steel making processes.

Visited December 2015  UK Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK Decommissioned

The power station at Teesside Steelworks Redcar in is adjacent to the blast furnace and forms part of the same site. The power station is fuelled by a combination of blast furnace gas and coke oven gas – both of these are by-products of the steelmaking process and the gasses are supplied by pipeline directly from the blast furnace and coke ovens. The electricity produced was used by the steelworks.

The building is a combined power station and compressor house. There are three sets of two turbines and compressors, each set of a differing design. The compressors provided high-pressure air for the steelmaking process, which is injected into the blast furnace. Two of the turbines, the oldest set, appear to have been out of commission for some time.

Boiler House

The boilers were fired with a mixture of blast furnace gas and coke oven gas.

Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Boiler House
Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Boiler House
Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Boiler House
Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Boiler House
Redcar Power Station - Boiler House
Redcar Power Station – Boiler House
 
Redcar Power Station - Boiler House
Redcar Power Station – Boiler House
Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Retro signage on Blast Furnace Gas pipe
Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Retro signage on Blast Furnace Gas pipe

Turbine Hall

Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Turbine Hall
Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Turbine Hall
Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Compressors for blasting air into the furnace
Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Compressors for blasting air into the furnace
Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Overview of the turbine hall
Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Overview of the turbine hall
Redcar Power Station - Compressor and turbine
Redcar Power Station – Compressor and turbine
 
Redcar Power Station - Switchbank
Redcar Power Station – Switchbank
Redcar Steelworks Power Station - One of the more modern turbines
Redcar Steelworks Power Station – One of the more modern turbines
Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Machinery in the turbine hall
Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Machinery in the turbine hall
Redcar Steelworks Power Station - These units appeared to have been out of commission for a while
Redcar Steelworks Power Station – These units appeared to have been out of commission for a while
Redcar Steelworks Power Station - View from the crane
Redcar Steelworks Power Station – View from the crane
Redcar Steelworks Power Station - View from the crane
Redcar Steelworks Power Station – View from the crane
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