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    This was a and has been a long time coming. Since the announcement of the closure of this power Plant was made we began preparation over a 2 and a half years ago. We did a lot of planning. In some ways perhaps this made it easier than we expected, even with a outer/ inner fence. "2 x moats to cross :o and a electric fence that was built to keep terrorists out, just not explorers .

    We did a dry run a week before to see how it would go, then there was a announcement made it was closing 3 days early. To which our plan swung unto action a bit earlier than planned :). Our first visit was the night of closure, which was a butt clenching time to be honest With the noise and the workers doing stuff inside not only looking around you but also up and down through the latticework metal walking areas very nervous time indeed but we kept our heads and have been in and out since March 16 basically chipping away bit by bit. Think i have spent the most time here with a number of Solo runs think its either 19 or 20 times in. keeping it off the radar meant that security where not aware anyone had been in. This was almost ruined by a few guys who had been chased so we heard. Have met some guys from Manchester in the last few months, we showed them where to wash up and get cleaned. Nice to be helpful that way showed them other interesting bits and bobs as they said they where short of time

    Some fact This was the third largest Coal fired power station Europe at the time of closure. It was the largest when built Generating 2400 megawatts. With a chimney of 183m (600ft or as it tells you at the bottom 932 steps ??? partners didn't want to use the elevator :wtf:

    I have over 3000 pics of the place over my visits but only 1100 are edited as been busy. was hoping to have them all done but this will have to do and will try and limit the number i put up.

    At this point in time we have not posted this publicly and we will not do so. Reason for this is so other may have a chance. This site is heavily patrolled and at this point they now there have been attempts but are unaware any have got in past the outer fence-line. We suspect things will change once they do/

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    Since i did this report things changed dramatically. Someone either got caught or chased as the way in was blocked and barricaded quite well. Since then this in decommissioning stage Brown and mason are on site and all the turbines have been systematically removed . Having done all the power stations that have closed up here in the last 10 years Inverkip would have been swallowed by this place without notice

    would give it about 8 months before its flattened


    explorers involved on closure night and the following visits where Cuban bloodhound Scattergun and htmlnanagel hope you enjoy
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    You are an absolute fiend. 10 points, 100 gold stars and a million smiley faces from me! :D Loved that to bits, well played!

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    Really beautiful shots. I hope you consider making it public once it's gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Really beautiful shots. I hope you consider making it public once it's gone.
    probably even though there is a possibility of having a very pissed off owner

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    Now that's how to comprehensively photograph a site, absolutely blown away with it PC, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    Now that's how to comprehensively photograph a site, absolutely blown away with it PC, Thanks
    Only a half the place and no where near the pics i have of it. As i say a lot are still unedited as well as undisclosed that we would guess was missed

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    Immense. That is all I can say.
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    Superb shots from start to end and the roof top shots are good.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Gob smacked!!! LOVE IT!!

    smashing images, felt a bit dizzy at times, wow wot views!

    Kudos for posting in non public
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    Brilliant!

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