Warrington and Widnes (UK)

Fiddler's Ferry Site Visit

Fiddler's Ferry Site Visit
  • Date From 28th February 2019
  • Date To 28th February 2019
  • Price Free
  • Location Education Resource Centre, Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station, Fiddler’s Ferry Road, Cuerdley, Warrington, WA5 2UT

SSE Generation owns and operates the 2,000MW Fiddler’s Ferry coal fired power station which is capable of co-firing biomass. It is situated on the north bank of the River Mersey between Warrington and Widnes. 

SSE have made significant investment to reduce emissions at the plant to extend its life, including the development of a range of lower capital cost advanced NOx abatement technology solutions and are currently investing in a £27m trial at its 500MW unit at Fiddler's Ferry.

The visit will include a talk by a member of the operational site staff, and a tour of the site including visits to the flue gas desulphurisation plant, the coal plant and the control room.

Attendees will not be permitted to enter operational areas due to enhanced health and safety protocols.




Please note there are no canteen facilities on site, but tea and coffee will be provided. We recommend bringing a packed lunch for the site visit. 

Further details

Sturdy footwear and a durable coat is recommended for the event.  

High visibility jackets, hard hats, ear defenders, gloves and goggles will be available when required within the tour. 


Fiddler's Ferry site is located at WA5 2UT for SAT Nav users. The site is recognisable between the fire station and Indian restaurant on Widnes Road. Look out for the SSE sign along with the iconic towers! 

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