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Final Blowdown at Cockenzie Power Station


The final controlled explosive demolition at Cockenzie Power Station has been planned for Thursday 17th December at 2pm, which will see the removal of the remaining boiler house structure.

Nearly two-years to the day since the first explosive blowdown (11th Dec 2013) , Brown and Mason will oversee their thirteenth and final event.

The remaining section of the boiler house stands 220m in length, 60m in height, 30m in width, and is predominantly made of steel.

Sections of both Edinburgh Road and the John Muir Way in the immediate vicinity of the station will be closed from 1pm, reopening as quickly as possible after the demoliotion. A section of the Greenhills will be open to members of the public wishing to view the demolition.

ScottishPower project manager George Camps, said: "Careful planning has ensured that the demolition work so far has been very successful, and we fully intend to carry out this final blowdown in the same manner.

"This will be the last of the main structures to be removed at Cockenzie, and we would like to thank the local residents and community groups for their patience and co-operation as work has progressed.

"The project will continue at Cockenzie for at least the next 6 months‎, as we clear the materials from the site and remove the old office and other ancillary buildings. We will ensure that local communities are kept fully up-to-date."