Carrington Power Station starts new testing work


Alstom and DF Energy are to carry out pneumatic testing of the gas pipeline to the new Carrington Power Station from August 24th to September 11th 2015.

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.

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 Updates will be regularly posted on the project website at  

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