Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Castle Donington Power Station

From Graces Guide
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1956.
1952.

Castle Donington, Leicestershire.

See also Castle Donington Substation.

Castle Donington Power Station was a coal-fired power station situated on the River Trent near Castle Donington, Leicestershire, 5 miles (8.0 km) south-east of Derby.

1951 Construction began

1958 The station opened. The station had six 100 megawatt turbo-generators manufactured by Metropolitan-Vickers and boilers by Babcock & Wilcox. Castle Donington was one of the CEGB's twenty steam power stations with the highest thermal efficiency

Following privatisation in 1990, the station was operated by Powergen.

1993 Four of the station's generating units were decommissioned.

1994 the remaining two units were taken out of operation and the station closed.


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