Documenting the decline of coal and oil fired electricity generation in the UK
Fawley Power Station
Generating electricity since 1972, Fawley was an oil fired power station on the western shore of Southampton Water in Hampshire. The station comprised 4 sets of 500MW Parsons generating units totalling 2GW capacity.
The oil-fired boilers of Fawley Power Station are contained within a central core rising above the turbine hall. The walls are a close zig-zag of glass. The thick marine-grade glass gives a translucent, crystalline effect.