The £7.2m project to replace the boilers at British Salt continues to gather pace. Over the past week, preparations for the installation of the new flue stack have been completed. The new flue stack will be the most visible part of the plant at 30m tall. Once the new boilers are operational, this will mean that the old flue stack, which is 67m tall, can be removed.
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Once the stack installation has been completed, the focus of the project will then turn to the installation of the largest items in the project which are the new boilers. These each weigh 90 tonnes, are 12m long and 6.2m wide. A lot of careful planning on how these will be transported from Ellesmere Port has already happened.
Find out more about this investment in our salt production facilities here.