Rugeley Power Station Blowdown Event – Ductwork

At approximately 10 a.m. on 10th December 2020, the controlled demolition of ductwork around the main chimney will take place at Rugeley Power Station.  The ductwork removal is necessary to enable the safe demolition of the chimney structure, which will take place at a later date.

The ductwork is made of steel and is approximately 8m in diameter and currently 30m from the ground. Although the initiation and collapse may be heard outside of the boundary fence, any noise will be over very quickly.  Any dust generated will be controlled on site and road sweepers will be available although it is anticipated that they will not be required.

To protect everyone on site and in the local area an exclusion zone will be in place before, during and immediately after the blast. The exclusion zone is well within the power station boundary fence and there will be no public access to the area or impact on the local road network.

The remaining structures, including the Chimney and the four Cooling Towers, are scheduled for explosive demolition in 2021 and further details will be provided nearer the time. The demolition of the site is expected to be completed in 2021.

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