West Burton A power station

West Burton A is a coal-fired power station near Retford in Nottinghamshire.

  • Plant Manager: Martin Cheetham
  • Units: 4 Units and 4 turbines
  • Total supply to the national grid: 2000MW
  • Start of construction: 1961
  • Start of generation: 1969
  • People: Approximately 250 EDF Energy employees plus over 175 contract partners

West Burton B CCGT power station

West Burton B CCGT is EDF Energy's only gas-fired power station. It has three combined cycle units capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 1.5 million UK homes.

  • Station Manager: Andy Powell
  • Number of Combine Cycle Gas Turbines: Three units with a combined output of 1332MW
  • Gas connection: 19KM gas pipeline to supply gas to the site
  • Start of construction: 2008
  • Start of generation: 2013
  • People: Approximately 50 full time EDF Energy employees, plus additional supplier partner support employed during station outage
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Contact West Burton

EDF Energy West Burton Power Station, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 9BL

  • West Burton A
    • Reception: 01427 882100
    • Community requests: Richard Renshaw - 01427 882067
    • Media requests: Martyn Butlin - 01524 863565
  • West Burton B
    • Reception: 01777 274689
    • Community Requests: Laura Baxter 01777 274694
    • Media Requests: Katy Jarvis-Morgan 07875119263 or Kate Cusick 07875113935

Power station - West Burton A

Cottam and West Burton A are coal-fired power stations near Retford in Nottinghamshire, capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 7.5 million UK homes. 

Power station - West Burton B CCGT

West Burton B CCGT is a gas-fired power station in Nottinghamshire. It has three open-cycle gas turbines capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 1.5 million UK homes.

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Format: 27/10/2020
Format: 27/10/2020
Pictured: Christine Horrocks school Principal, Andy Powell from EDF Energy, Ashley Jones DT teacher and Claire Stephen Assistant Faculty Leader for DT.
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Laser cutter donated to local school

A Retford school's efforts to support the NHS have been boosted thanks to a donation of a new laser cutting machine donated by EDF’s local power stations West Burton A, West Burton B and Cottam. 

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