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Inverkip Power Station

Postby Smartalex » Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:43 am

Thanks to Dickyhart for organising this Visit to Inverkip Oil Power Station on the Firth of Clyde near Wemyss Bay.

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Wikipedia Page:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverkip_power_station

The Power House:-
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Turbine Hall:-
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Distribution Corridor:-
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Control Unit 3:-
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The Staircase of Doom:-
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I'm a Vertigo Sufferer and after descending the above stairs left me looking like I've shat Myself:-
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:oops:

A true gem of a building and a real step back in time. 8)
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Postby onyirtodd » Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:50 am

Did I read/ see on the news that the station is to demolished?
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Re: Inverkip Power Station

Postby Dugald » Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:26 am

Smartalex wrote:Thanks to Dickyhart for organising this Visit to Inverkip Oil Power Station on the Firth of Forth near Wemyss Bay.

8)


Bit of a geographic typo here.
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Postby Smartalex » Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:46 am

Fixed geography. :roll:

Ony:- Demolition is scheduled for 2009 and the site will be cleared for housing and small business development. Brian McArthur....Inverkip and Wemyss bay Community Council (From Wikipedia).
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Postby peter » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:12 pm

I remeber the area before the place was built and also Inverkip before the marine. It was really nice, a shame it was ever built.
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Postby dave2 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:32 pm

Giiven that at the time, Power Stations weer built near to industrial centres (due to power loss in transmission over wires), sources of th fuel and a water supply, I'm not sure whee else they could have built one on that coast though...
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Postby dave2 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:12 pm

When was it mothballed / closed as an active powerstation?
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Postby Smartalex » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:17 pm

tobester wrote:Howd u get in there looks good SA


As I said It was an Organised Tour by Dickyhart back in May this year,
Due to safety restrictions there was only so many people allowed into the buildings.

Plus the photo's had to be vetted by Scottish Power which explains the delay in posting, I'm sure the other's who were invited have some great photo's to share also. 8)
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Postby red_kola » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:57 pm

Smartalex wrote:Plus the photo's had to be vetted by Scottish Power which explains the delay in posting, I'm sure the other's who were invited have some great photo's to share also. 8)

Never sent mine off for vetting but as I didn't take pictures of anything which wasn't photographed by anyone else so I've made my flicker photoset public now:
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Postby retired tiger » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:22 am

dave2 wrote:When was it mothballed / closed as an active powerstation?



The thing was hardly ever used as far as I know, the oil price crisis in the 70's killed it off. Now if it had been built as a dual fuel unit, oil or coal, they might have kept it going.
As a regular Millport visitor I hated it, along with the Hunterston Ore terminal and the Nuclear power station. The most beautiful Firth in the world desecrated. (slight bias here as I used to arrive in the firth a lot in my Navy (Merchant) days) :D
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