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Power Station Tour & Control Room Simulator

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Little Barford Power Station

Barford Road

Little Barford

PE19 6YT

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Visit to RWE (npower) Little Barford Power Station

Little Barford is a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station located in Cambridgeshire.

The visit will consist of 3 elements which will be guided by RWE engineers with 40+ years experience in the power industry.

  1. The power station tour will offer the opportunity for visitors to get up close and personal to modern CCGT plant on the site, including gas and steam turbines, cooling towers and HRSG boilers providing an extensive overview of the power generation process.

  2. The opportunity to become a power station operator at the custom built Little Barford control room simulator training facility - this element of the visit will include a general overview of the control panel itself followed by some guided "emergency" scenarios.

  3. Q&A session with power station engineers.

Visitors will be equipped with personal protective equipment before leaving the visitor / induction centre and will need to wear this as instructed by guides and facilitators. Visitors will split into groups of 8 for the tour and simulator elements.

The Station

In excess of £100 million has been invested in Little Barford to upgrade the gas turbines and other areas of the power station since 2012. It is envisaged that these upgrades will extend the life of the plant to around 2025. The work included replacing the two gas turbines and the control system alongside a full upgrade of the boilers, steam turbines, generators and other plant components.

The power station has a new capacity of 720MW, which is the equivalent to an additional 30,000 homes that can now be powered by the plant.

The main fuel used to generate electricity at Little Barford Power Station is natural gas, however the station also has the ability to use gas oil as a back-up fuel.

Tickets

Places are limited - 16 persons only.

The cost to attend is £45.00. This includes:

  • Coach travel from St Neots train station and back (including hotel transfers)

  • Full buffet lunch, teas and coffee.

  • Overnight accommodation and 3 course evening meal / drinks reception

In addition to the £45 fee to attend, participants are asked to book and pay for their own train travel from London Kings Cross to St Neots.

Trains

KGX to SNO - 0934 on 26.10.17

SNO to KGX - 0942 on 27.10.17


A full agenda / schedule will be circulated closer to the event.

Got a question about this visit? Email Martin at mdobson@abacoadjusters.com

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Little Barford Power Station

Barford Road

Little Barford

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