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    Tullis Russell produced paper and board for use in cards, covers and premium packaging. The Markinch Power Station was built to provide electricity and steam to the paper mill. Construction began in 1912 and was completed in 1914. Originally consisting of a single Parsons turbine and generator unit, the power station was enlarged in 1921 to add another two units. The ability to co-fire oil along with coal was also introduced at the same time. The powerhouse was then expanded once again and a fourth, larger Parsons turbine was added. In 1979 David Russell expressed his concerns about energy shortages and suggests that Tullis Russell must save coal. He devised a method of continuous working to avoid closing down at weekends which saved 70 tonnes of coal. He also started looking for an alternative to burning oil. In 1999 one of the boilers was converted to run on gas, but it was realised that cleaner and cheaper energy was still required. In 2012 RWE invested in the Glenrothes site to build a biomass power station to replace the ageing coal plant. The new plant provided both steam and power to Tullis Russell, and made the old plant obsolete.



    This is one of our favourite explores - the intensity, adrenaline etc during the infiltration along with the actual; building we were exploring being so large. So, we ended up visiting this site two nights in a row because on the first night, buses were relatively delayed it was too dark whilst we explored to film a proper video, therefore the following night, we visited again to complete it. Someone is definitely keeping watch over the abandoned section, as a hole we used during our infiltration on the first night had been patched up by the second. Nevertheless, it was 100% worth the return as we are happy with the video we produced.



    Couldn't manage any good externals, but the outside isn't the most fascinating picture, especially with all the skips and demolishment nearby.



    The first room we entered was on many layers, which all eventually leads down to the coal incinerators at the bottom. We'd heard of explorers being captured so we wanted to make sure we saw the turbines primarily, which is why I didn't spend a massive length of time on these shots.



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    Then, through a tiny gap we managed to squeeze into the turbine hall, which was quite breathtaking, illuminated orange by the lights that were on at one end of the hall, which faced the active machinery.

























    Finally we headed up to the roof to look across to the modern biomass plant that forced this one to become derelict. It towers over everything in the nearby town, enclosing this power station in shadow.







    Be sure to check out our documentary styled video of this site. It covers the building's past, present and future through cinematics and narration:







    Thanks for reading :)
    Last edited by krela; 28th Sep 18 at 05:59. Reason: Fixed video link
    Informative and interesting urban exploration content...
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRO...e7PFGoxghAqKsA

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    Sick that boys
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    Yes! That turbine hall is amazing. Nice one!
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    Nice one, at least you got in before it goes

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    Lovely stuff!

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    Very nice report on a pre National Grid, private power station. Before the formation of the National Grid, private generation plant within a factory was very common, even for fairly small companies. The private generation plant owned by Cities and Towns etc, used to provide street and domestic lighting along with trams and trolley buses, was mostly old and beginning to lack capacity when huge demands arose With the formation of the 'grid', only firms requiring large amounts of electricity on demand, tended to construct their own plant, i.e. big chemical works and the old railway works etc.

    Quote -The first room we entered was on many layers, which all eventually leads down to the coal incinerators at the bottom. Quote.

    Incinerators belong in waste disposal plants, in most cases destroying combustable waste without turning the produced heat into a useable commodity. A boiler on the other hand will produce steam to drive turbines etc, so long as there is fuel and feed water available.

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    Wow that is stunning! Thanks for sharing with us
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