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Two buildings set to be blown up at Kingsnorth Power Station in Hoo

By Lynn Cox

The next stage of demolition at Kingsnorth Power Station will be on Wednesday, when two buildings are blown up.

As long as weather permits, two precipitators, which removed dust particles from exhaust emissions at the new decommissioned site in Hoo, will be razed to the ground at 9am.

The structures are the latest in a series which has already seen the removal of a number of other familiar buildings on the site.

The power station at Kingsnorth
The power station at Kingsnorth

These include the turbine hall, coal handling plant and two boiler houses.

The boiler houses were demolished in October last year and in July that year when a coal bunker was blown up.

It had been used to house coal bunkers and mills where the coal was ground down and prepared for the furnace.

The boiler houses have already been blown up. Picture, David Allsop.
The boiler houses have already been blown up. Picture, David Allsop.

Kingsnorth, which is owned by Uniper, was commissioned in 1973 but stopped operating in December 2012, after it reached a 20,000 hour operations threshold set by the EU under its large combustion plant directive.

The full-site demolition programme, including flattening its 198m chimney, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

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