Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

Registered UK Charity (No. 115342)

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Cliff Quay Power Station

From Graces Guide
1950. Cliff Quay Power Station
1950
1951.

Designed to supplement the earlier Ipswich Power Station

1939 Station sanctioned in March.

1945 Construction began by the Ipswich Corporation.

1948 ownership and construction became the responsibility of the British Electricity Authority.

1949 The first generating set was commissioned in March, the rest at intervals through to 1952.

The station had a total installed generating capacity of 276 MW, consisting of six 46 MW turbo generators made by Metropolitan-Vickers. The station's nine boilers were made by Babcock Power Ltd, and burned pulverised bituminous coal.

1982 A fire caused major damage to the station.

1985 It finally closed.

See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information