Citigen LTD, CHP Station


Project No: CIN 38

Client: EON

Architect: DTZ


Construction Project Manager: EON ENERGY

The project consisted of the total refurbishment of a fire damaged Victorian Coal Power Station and 1920’s Meat Cold Store together with adaptation of the adjacent RC framed Port of Tilbury cold store building to house a new CHP station and ancillary plant respectively. The Port of Tilbury Cold Store is constructed off the transfer deck that spans across the Thameslink Snow Hill Tunnel and sidings below, which has applied loading restrictions.

The internal structure of the fire damaged building was replaced with a new reinforced concrete frame forming the large open areas required to house the proposed plant with a steel framed mansard roof over while the retained concrete framed building required minor structural adaptation to create separate areas for ancillary plant and office accommodation.

After completion of the initial conversion in 1993 CSP remain involved for further minor adaptation and upgrade works then in 2014 the design of a major plant replacement and upgrade commenced.

The key upgrades consisted of a new engine support platform off independent foundations and major roof adaptation to accommodate the new engine room ventilation system. The proposed construction methods required a temporary steel grillage support system for the tower crane within the confines of the CHP station.