Rugeley Power Station first blowdown event

At approximately 10am on 14/02/2019, the first controlled collapse demolition event utilising explosives will take place at Rugeley Power Station. The controlled collapse will bring down the FGD Ducting. The structure is predominantly constructed of Steel and is approximately 160m long, 7.7m wide and 32m high.

To protect everyone on site and in the local area an exclusion zone will be in place before, during and immediately after the collapse. 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.

Demolition of this section of the power station is considered to be low impact and will not be easily visible from outside the boundary fence. Although the initiation and collapse may be heard off site, any noise will be over very quickly.

The other main structures, including boiler House, Chimney and Cooling Towers are scheduled for controlled collapse through the remainder of 2020. The complete demolition of the site is expected in 2021.

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