Ferrybridge ‘C’ Power Station began generating electricity in 1966 and was the first power station in Europe to succeed in generating electricity from a 500-megawatt machine.

Following its closure in 2016, the power station was fully decommissioned and is now undergoing demolition.

Demolition works

In July 2019, SSE's principal contractor Keltbray removed Cooling Tower 6 in a controlled demolition, the first of the major 'blow down' events at the site. This was followed by the demolition of four more cooling towers in October 2019.

In August 2021, two chimney stacks and the boiler house were demolished. The demolition activities at the site were fully completed in 2022.

SSE and Keltbray would like to thank local residents for their cooperation and patience during these 'blow down' events.

Contact us

Jade Fernandez

Stakeholder Manager

+44 7584 313526

[email protected]