Belvedere Power Station
|Belvedere Power Station|
|Thermal power station|
The riverside site was opposite the Ford plant at Dagenham. The station was opened in 1962 by the Central Electricity Generating Board. A line from the nearby 132kV grid station skirted the Crossness Sewage Works to the 132kV Thames Crossing of the CEGB. This was the Belvedere-Barking/Crowlands circuit. It was decommissioned in the mid 1980s.[clarification needed] The site has been redeveloped as the Isis Reach Industrial Park.[clarification needed]
The station had a capacity of 480MW. It was built in two halves within the same building. The plant was built with unitised plant where the generators each have a dedicated boiler. The first half had four x 60MW units and the second half two x 120MW units. The first half was originally designed to burn coal but it was completed and ran throughout its life on oil as did the second part.
A new generating station, the Belvedere Incinerator has recently been built close to the original site.
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