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News » UK » Grain A chimney comes down » published 8 Sep 2016

Grain A chimney comes down

Demolition contractor Brown & Mason has brought down the Isle of Grain power station chimney by controlled explosion.

Down it comes Above: Down it comes

The big bang took place at 11am on 7th September 2016, creating 40,000 tonnes of concrete rubble

At 244-metres high, it was the tallest concrete structure ever to be demolished in the UK.

Grain A power station in north Kent opened in 1979 and had capacity to produce electricity to power more than a million homes. Under the ownership of Eon, it was closed in December 2012 and demolition began in April 2014. Previous controlled explosions by Brown & Mason on 10th May 2015 and 2nd August 2015 brought down site buildings and boiler houses.



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This article was published on 8 Sep 2016 (last updated on 8 Sep 2016).

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