Consortium partners for the construction of Carrington Power Station, Alstom and DF, made a £500 donation to the Salford Lions Club as part of their ongoing commitment to supporting good causes within the local communities in which they operate.
Salford Lions Club is a voluntary organisation that supports a range of projects within its local community, raising funds for local community members and groups. Nationally, Lions Clubs organise fundraising events with every penny going direct to good causes.
Joanne Sheehan from DF said: “We were pleased to provide funding, which went towards organising a party at the Angel Centre for the elderly and special needs community members.”
Brett Allen incoming president of Salford Lions said: “it’s great when donations arrive from a surprise source. Every penny counts and it was a fantastic event thanks to the money provided by Alstom and DF. The funds were used to provide Christmas lunch and entertainment for 52 elderly and special needs catered for by Andy and Eileen Wilson and staff from Creation Cafe at the Angel Centre. The money was also used to provide Christmas lunch for 30 homeless and vulnerable at St Pauls, Salford.”
The Lions Club has 1.35m members worldwide with over 900 Lions Clubs base in the UK and Ireland.
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In the UK, Alstom has built and now maintains and operates over half the country’s gas-fired power plants, including a 1,650MW plant in Nottinghamshire, a 2,160MW plant in Pembrokeshire, a 900MW plant in Devon and a 1,275MW plant in Kent.
At Carrington, Alstom is responsible for supplying, commissioning and maintaining the power generating equipment, including two gas turbines, two steam turbines and two heat recovery steam generators.
Alstom has been active in Manchester for many years. The Virgin trains that run between Manchester and London were designed and built by Alstom, who now maintain them at a dedicated depot in Longsight, employing around 300 people.
DF specialises in the development of complex, integrated projects such as gas-fired power stations, industrial plants and fuel storage. The company carries out end-to-end project processes that include engineering, procurement, construction, erection, commissioning, operation and maintenance.
At Carrington, DF will be responsible for all the civil works, electrical and mechanical works and the construction and balance of the plant equipment.
The new power station is being developed by Carrington Power Limited, which is owned by ESB.
ESB is the leading Irish energy company and has operations in over 35 countries, including Ireland, the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.