The power station provided electricity to the Teesside Steelworks at Redcar. It was fuelled from by-products of the steel making processes.
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.
The boilers were fired with a mixture of blast furnace gas and coke oven gas.