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Hams Hall Power Station

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1929. General View of the Hams Hall Power Station.
1929. R. A. Chattock, P.P.Inst.E.E., Birmingham, Engineer.
1929. Section through the Station.
1929. Closed Feed System.
1929. Interior of Station.
1929. Circulating Water Pump Motors.
1945. "B" Generating Station.

Belonged to the Birmingham Corporation

1927 Work on construction of the Hams Hall "A" station began; the station opened in 1929. Initially the capacity was 60 megawatts, subsequently increased to 90 megawatts.

1938 The experience gained in the design and operation of the Hams Hall "A" and Nechells power stations was used in the design of Hams Hall "B" station, which was begun in 1938

1939 The "A" station was completed with a capacity of 249.45 megawatts.

1942 Hams Hall "B" station opened

1943 The final turbo-alternator was commissioned.

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