Redcar Steelworks Power Station, Teesside, UK

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.

Boiler House

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

Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Boiler House

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Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Boiler House

Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Boiler House

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Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Boiler House

Redcar Power Station - Boiler House

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Redcar Power Station – Boiler House

Redcar Power Station - Boiler House

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Redcar Power Station – Boiler House

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

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

Turbine Hall

Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Turbine Hall

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Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Turbine Hall

Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Compressors for blasting air into the furnace

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Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Compressors for blasting air into the furnace

Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Overview of the turbine hall

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Redcar Steelworks Power Station – Overview of the turbine hall

Redcar Power Station - Compressor and turbine

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Redcar Power Station – Compressor and turbine

Redcar Power Station - Switchbank

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Redcar Power Station – Switchbank

Redcar Steelworks Power Station - One of the more modern turbines

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Redcar Steelworks Power Station – One of the more modern turbines

Redcar Steelworks Power Station - Machinery in the turbine hall

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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

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Redcar Steelworks Power Station – These units appeared to have been out of commission for a while

Redcar Steelworks Power Station - View from the crane

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Redcar Steelworks Power Station – View from the crane

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