Didcot Power Station collapse: New firm to take over recovery work

A new contractor is to take over the ongoing recovery operation at Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire. The news to replace Coleman & Company with Brown and Mason in the next few weeks comes as authorities continue efforts to find the three missing men following the collapse of Didcot A Power Station. The incident took […]

Didcot Power Station collapse: Three people still missing

Four people have been taken to hospital and three are still missing following the Didcot Power Station collapse which left one person dead. Energy company npower said part of the Boiler House at the former power plant in Oxfordshire collapsed after 4pm yesterday “while an external demolition contractor was working in it”. A statement from […]

3,2,1 – blast! Watch Didcot A demolition

They are some of the most iconic chimneys in the country – and as of 5am on Sunday 27th July, they’re gone. Three of the six 100-metre-high cooling towers of Didcot A coal power plant were reduced to ground level in less than 10 seconds. Demolition was hailed with a mix of joy and regret – […]

UK’s “third-worst eyesore” power plant closes

The coal power station Didcot A in Oxfordshire was shut down today after generating electricity for 43 years. Coming online in 1970, Didcot A was voted the country’s third worst ‘eyesore’ by the readers of magazine Country Life in 2003 but others have hailed its design as a modern classic. Conservation charity English Heritage is […]

Two npower plants to bow out in 2013

Energy supplier npower confirmed today two of its power station will shut down in 2013 to fall in line with EU emissions laws. The 2,000MW coal-fired Didcot A power station in Oxfordshire (pictured) and the 1,000MW oil-fired Fawley plant in Hampshire will close at the end of March 2013 under the EU Large Combustion Plant […]