Ironbridge Power Station had two 500 MW turbo-generator sets manufactured by AEI. The turbine arrangement consisted of one high pressure (HP) turbine, one intermediate pressure (IP) turbine, followed by three low pressure (LP) turbines.
Ironbridge B Generating Units
List of power generating units at Ironbridge B Power Station:
Two major incidents have occurred at Ironbridge B involving fire.
1998 Turbine Fire
The first incident took place on 10th October 1998 when one of the turbines caught fire, causing explosions within the turbine hall. The entire turbine hall required reconstruction.
2014 Turbine Fire
Unit One was retired following a major fire around 6am on 4th February 2014. The fire destroyed the alternator and caused extensive damage to the turbines, condensers and associated equipment. The decision was made against repairing the damage, and the unit was not returned to service.