J3576 : Loading coal, Belfast

taken 3 months ago, near to Queens Island, Cliftonville, Skegoneill, Ballymacarret and Greencastle, Northern Ireland

Loading coal, Belfast
Loading coal, Belfast
Kilroot Power Station Link at Carrickfergus on the shores of Belfast Lough is (currently) coal fired. Fuel for the station is imported to Belfast (mostly from Russia from my observations, for example J3576 : The 'Puplinge' at Belfast). Stored at Belfast Harbour, it is then loaded onto smaller ships and taken to the power station - here coal is being loaded, by conveyor belt, into the hold of the 'Jolanta' Link . Note the loader behind dumping buckets of coal from the stockpile. There are plans to change Kilroot into a gas powered power station, possibly from 2023.
Stormont Wharf, Belfast

Wharf at the Victoria Channel, Belfast docks. The wharf was constructed 1956-62 by Charles Brand & Son, to provide a total lineal quayage of 580 metres; this was further extended by an additional 250 metres which was completed in 2009. Stormont Wharf is now one of the longest deep water quays in Ireland.

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Date Taken
Friday, 14 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 May, 2021
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Coastal  City, Town centre  Industry  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast  Belfast Docks 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 352 760 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.8516N 5:54.4804W
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Irish: geotagged! J 355 760
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Coal  Coal Stockpile  Coal Store  Coal Conveyor Belt  Ship  Belfast  Belfast Docks  Belfast Harbour  Conveyor Belt  Loading 

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