‘Boom and dust’ at Cockenzie Power Station (video)

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This week the saw the toppling of more steel structures as part of ongoing demolition work at Cockenzie Power Station.

Controlled explosions were used to remove two precipitator buildings on the seaward side of the plant, which closed at the end of March last year after 45 years in operation.

A short stretch of the John Muir Way was closed briefly for the demolition of the 34-metre high structures, at 2pm on Tuesday.

The demolition programme, including the removal of 12 more precipitators, is being managed by Brown and Mason on behalf of Scottish Power and is set to run until the middle of next year.

The power station’s iconic twin chimneys are not scheduled to come down until late autumn this year.




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