Northfleet Power Station

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Northfleet Power Station
Northfleet Power Station.jpg
Northfleet Power Station from the south-west, 1973.
Country England
Location Kent, South East England
Coordinates 51°26′42″N 0°20′49″E / 51.445000°N 0.347000°E / 51.445000; 0.347000Coordinates: 51°26′42″N 0°20′49″E / 51.445000°N 0.347000°E / 51.445000; 0.347000
Commission date 1963
Decommission date 1991
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Oil-fired
grid reference TQ631744

Northfleet Power Station was a coal, later oil-fired power station on the south bank of the Thames at Northfleet, Kent.


The station opened in 1963[1] as a coal-burning station. It was converted to burn oil in the early 1970s.[2] The station closed in 1991.[3]

Northfleet Power Station seen from the east, 1973.

In 2000 the Government gave permission to Scottish and Southern Energy plc to build a 110 MW gas-fired combined heat and power station to supply the heat and electricity needs of the Kimberly-Clark paper mill at Northfleet.


  1. ^ "Gravesend Chronology 1954-1960". Discover Gravesham. 
  2. ^ "Written Answers (Commons) → TECHNOLOGY Power Stations (Fuel)". HANSARD 23 July 1970. 
  3. ^ "Major Development Sites Chapter Three" (PDF). Gravesham Local Plan 2nd Review. Gravesham Borough Council.