Demolition continues at Cockenzie Power Station

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ScottishPower is to demolish a further two steel “precipitator” structures at Cockenzie Power Station on Thursday, May 8 using controlled explosion.

The 300 tonne structures have a height of 34 metres and a width of 10 metres by 12.5 metres.

The removal of the steel structures will again be managed by ScottishPower’s contractor Brown and Mason, and the controlled explosive demolition is set to take place at 2pm.

ScottishPower continues to work closely with East Lothian Council and Police Scotland and, as with previous activity, no road closures will be required during the demolition.

The structures are located on the seaward side of the main building and an exclusion zone will be required immediately before and after the event. This will entail the short term closure of the section of the John Muir Way that runs parallel to the sea wall.

As with previous demolition activity, next week’s event is not expected to be a viewing spectacle, but Police Scotland and East Lothian Council have advised that any members of the public wishing to view the demolition should congregate on the Greenhills.

There will be no official car parking.

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