Eggborough Power Station

Building Use

Control Centre

Project Duration

10 weeks

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Project Features

  • Recycled outage control centre for power station’s intensive maintenance season
  • Fully equipped first aid room
  • Offices and meeting rooms
  • Shower and changing areas
  • Reception
  • Industrial kitchen
  • Buildings performing 80% better than regulation requirements
  1. The Requirements

    A recycled modular building was selected by Eggborough Power Station to provide a new Outage Control Centre. The project follows the earlier completion of a security centre at the Eggborough site by Portakabin.

    The control centre is used to manage the station's outage activities and provides the project office for coordinating all safety requirements in connection with these major maintenance projects.

  2. The Solution

    The purpose-designed facility was supplied by Portakabin in just 10 weeks from receipt of order to handover, ready for the start of the power station's intensive maintenance season.

    The centre near Goole comprises eight fully refurbished building modules, and provides a range of facilities, including a fully equipped first aid room, offices and meeting rooms, shower and changing areas, reception and an industrial kitchen.

    The use of refurbished modular buildings is a faster and more cost-effective solution for Eggborough than new build or new manufacture. The permanent facility is also a much more practical alternative to bringing in temporary accommodation every season and has been designed for future expansion, to meet the power station's changing needs.

The modular building refurbishment process generates less than 10% of the carbon emissions and uses less than 3% of the energy, compared to the construction of a newly manufactured building of equivalent size (source: MPBA/Arup).

The approach is also highly thermally efficient. In England, tests for air permeability on pre-owned modular buildings are not compulsory. However, in independent tests, Portakabin recycled modular buildings have performed up to 80% better than Building Regulations requirements. This means reduced energy consumption, and lower running costs and carbon emissions.

Portakabin had previously delivered successfully here, which gave us confidence that the new facility would be completed on time. It works well for the outage projects, providing a focal point for all outage-related activities.

Tony Murphy, Outage Manager, Eggborough Power Station

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