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London, United Kingdom, 2015/08/24 - Alstom and DF Energy, consortium partners for the construction of Carrington Power Station, are to carry out pneumatic testing of the gas pipeline to the new power station from 24 August to 11 September 2015 - Alstom.com. FR0010220475; ALO
Pneumatic testing is a procedure that uses nitrogen under pressure to test pipelines and is an essential part of the commissioning phase for the power station. Exclusion zones will operate around the testing area and barriers installed to ensure safety for the workforce and immediate vicinity.
Pressure testing is required to ensure the gas piping system is capable of withstanding the pressures it will be subjected to during normal power station operations. Part of the testing will need to take place outside of normal working hours and may cause some disturbance in the evening. There may be some noise impact (such as air releases under pressure) for short periods of time (around 10-30 minutes) intermittently between the following hours:
• Monday Friday 5pm-10pm
• Saturdays 3pm-9pm
• Sundays 9am-6pm
Rainer Lueoend, Site Manager, Alstom, said “We’re keen to keep the community informed about any procedures on site that are likely to have an impact in the local area and apologise in advance of any disturbance caused. “
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please telephone the Freephone enquiry line on 0800 169 5290, or email carringtonpowerconstruction[.]pendragon-pr.co.uk. Updates will be regularly posted on the project website at carringtonpowerconstruction.co.uk/.
In the UK, Alstom has built and now maintains over half the country’s gas-fired power plants, including a 1,650MW plant in Nottinghamshire, a 2,160MW plant in Pembrokeshire, a 900MW plant in Devon and a 1,275MW plant in Kent.
At Carrington, Alstom is responsible for supplying, commissioning and maintaining the power generating equipment, including two gas turbines, two steam turbines and two heat recovery steam generators.
Alstom has been active in Manchester for many years. The Virgin trains that run between Manchester and London were designed and built by Alstom, who now maintain them at a dedicated depot in Longsight, employing around 300 people.
DF specialises in the development of complex, integrated projects such as gas-fired power stations, industrial plants and fuel storage. The company carries out end-to-end project processes that include engineering, procurement, construction, erection, commissioning, operation and maintenance.
At Carrington, DF will be responsible for all the civil works, electrical and mechanical works and the construction and balance of the plant equipment.
The new power station is being developed by Carrington Power Limited, which is owned by ESB, the leading Irish energy company and has operations in over 35 countries, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.