Update on essential works at Cambois beach

In March this year RWE Generation began further demolition and essential engineering works on structures on and around Cambois beach which formed part of the former Blyth A and B Power Station.

During the demolition of the power station in 2003 the ‘Outfall pipes’ were partially demolished to below beach level. However, occasionally certain weather conditions can change the levels of sand on the beach and expose parts of this structure. Our work is to ensure that the beach and foreshore remain safe and available for ongoing public use and is specifically targeting the disused water pipes that once served the former power station.

The work on site is being carried out over low tidal periods and appropriate weather conditions, progress has been very good with the majority of the outfall structure being removed. At the end of the project it is anticipated that more than 8,000 tonnes of reinforced concrete will have been safely removed.

The concrete that is being removed from site is being recycled by a local company into aggregate for use in the construction industry.


We recognise that our current work is noticeable on the beach and foreshore and we will continue to do all we can to minimise the impact on the local community.
Steve Boughton, Head of RWE Generation UK Business Development

The work is expected to be finished by the end of September, once the works have been completed, our contractors will replace out of date signage and will return affected areas to their natural state. This includes our contractors’ compound and the plant access route across the sand dunes.