Wilton Power Station – Turbines

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Wilton Power Station Turbine HallWilton Power Station has nine 33MW Metropolitan Vickers/AEI turbine-generator sets. The first six turbines were commissioned in 1953, and an additional three units were added in 1965. Units 1 to 8 were mothballed in 2007 when new biomass-fired units were opened at the plant, and unit 9 was converted to also fire biomass.

One of the 9 Metropolitan Vickers turbo-generator sets
One of the 9 Metropolitan Vickers turbo-generator sets

The biomass-fired Wilton 10, the 10th unit to be commissioned on the site, was brought online in November 2007. The 52MW unit was joined by a further 35MW unit, Wilton 11 in May 2016. The biomass units, although with less capacity than the original coal units, can meet the current demands of Wilton Works, along with Teeside power station within the same site.

Wilton Generating Units

List of power generating units at Wilton Power Station:

Unit Name Capacity Date
Commissioned
Date
Decommissioned
Turbine/Generator
Manufacturer
Boiler
Manufacturer
Notes
Unit 1 33 MW 1953 2007 Metropolitan Vickers Babcox and Wilcox
Unit 2 33 MW 1953 2007 Metropolitan Vickers Babcox and Wilcox
Unit 3 33 MW 1953 2007 Metropolitan Vickers Babcox and Wilcox
Unit 4 33 MW 1953 2007 Metropolitan Vickers Babcox and Wilcox
Unit 5 33 MW 1953 2007 Metropolitan Vickers Babcox and Wilcox
Unit 6 33 MW 1953 2007 Metropolitan Vickers Babcox and Wilcox
Unit 7 33 MW 1965 2007 Metropolitan Vickers Babcox and Wilcox
Unit 8 33 MW 1965 2007 Metropolitan Vickers Babcox and Wilcox
Unit 9 40 MW 1965 - Metropolitan Vickers Babcox and Wilcox Converted to biomass in 2004
Unit 10 52 MW November 2007 - Siemens Biomass
Unit 11 35 MW May 2016 - Biomass

Turbine Hall Pictures

View down the expansive turbine hall
View down the expansive turbine hall

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