The power station is a natural-gas-fired power station in County Antrim. With its main plant generating 600 megawatts of electricity, it is Northern Ireland’s largest power station & provides half of the province’s power. Overall, the station produces 1316MW. The plant is located at the tip of the Islandmagee peninsula, which separates Larne Lough from the Irish Sea.
Key features of the works were as follows:
- Time critical shift works during power outages
- Demolition and removal of existing Galbestos Cladding and window seals both of which were classed as Chrysotile and removed in accordance with HSE NI A22
- The existing Portal frame consisted of 23m high (133m long) main building. Exposed steelwork was cleaned inspected and protected.
- Cladding rails were replaced as necessary
- Installation of high rise curtain wall glazing system
- Installation of Befab profiled sheet cladding system, parapet and concealed guttering system
- All works were undertaken above and around 4Nr operational 275Kv busbars and within planned outages
- Cleaning of masonry and treating with HydroBlock WB waterproofing agent
- 6 No. personnel doors,4 No. double doors and 7 No. windows were installed within the renovated building
- All existing downpipes from the low-level roof were diverted internally to avoid passing through a glazing zone
- 4 No. new roller shutter doors and ramps were formed into the lean-to areas to the rear elevation
- All works were carried out from boomlifts and scissorlifts with 2Nr Genie Z35’s (42m vertical height and 21m horizontal extension) on-site amongst up to 7Nr MEWP’s at any one time
- A key part of this project was integrating the new steelwork, roof, glazing and openings with the existing building whilst maintaining its critical function throughout