Coal-Fired Power Plants in Wales

Aberthaw-B
Location: Glamorgan
Operator: RWE npower
Configuration: 3 X 500 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal, anthracite, biomass
Operation: 1971-1979
Boiler supplier: FW, JBE
T/G supplier: AEI
Quick facts: The site is west of Cardiff, in the Vale of Glamorgan, on the north bank of the Bristol Channel. The station was designed to burn semi-anthracitic, low-volatile local coal and fuel is also delivered to the station by rail from the coal terminal at Bristol. RWE npower retrofit a 108mn seawater FGD system by contractors Alstom and AMEC. The company also spent a further 45mn on turbine work.

Photograph courtesy of RWE npower plc
Re-posted 1 Aug 2007

Uskmouth-A
Location: Monmouthshire
Operator: Central Electricity Generating Board
Configuration: 6 X 60 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 1956 (ret)
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: Fraser Chalmers, GEC
EPC: L G Mouchel & Partners, John Morgan (Builders)
Quick facts: The plant was designed by Johnson Blackett with chimney construction by Tileman & Co Ltd. Demolished in 2002. The site is to be re-used by Carron Energy for a 800-MW CCGT.

Photograph courtesy of CarronEnergy
Posted 14 Jan 2006

Uskmouth-B
Location: Monmouthshire
Operator: Scottish and Southern Energy plc
Configuration: 3 X 120 MW
Fuel: coal, wood
Operation: 1961-1962 (ret)
Boiler supplier: BPL
T/G supplier: English Electric
Quick facts: Uskmouth in Nash was closed in 1995 by National Power and acquired by AES Corp in Jan 1998. AES then spent 100mn on an extensive modernization program including a baghouse, NID FGD system, and low NOx burners from Alstom. The plant was re-acquired from receivership in Jul 2004 and later sold to SSE. One of the three units was closed in Apr 2013 and the other two closed in Apr 2014. The "B" plant cost 20mn to build. At one time, Uskmouth power station employed 2,000 people, but by the end there were only about 85 workers.

Photograph courtesy of CarronEnergy
Posted 14 Jan 2006

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 06-Apr-2014

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