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The Family Activity day organised by the Partington Library and Wellbeing Centre received a helping hand from Carrington power station construction partners Alstom and DF Energy with a cheque for £200.

The event took place at the end of July and was attended by more than 80 local people from Partington. The money provided equipment for the family crafts session, where families were invited to decorate plant pots which were then filled with herbs and vegetables to be harvested later this year. The plant pots are currently displayed outside the Library and Wellbeing Centre for anyone who wants to take a look. Some of the money from the donation also went towards the cost of providing refreshments from the Rainbow Community Cafe.

Sue Frost, from BlueSci, said: We were delighted to receive funding for this annual family day from Alstom and DF.  Its important that we involve the community in days such as this and we can already literally see the fruits of our labour as the plant pots are flourishing.

Anthony Wilson, from Alstom, said: Events such as these are an integral part of community life in Partington and we were more than happy to offer our support.

Notes to editors


In the UK, Alstom has built and now maintains half of the countrys power stations. It has built four of the last five 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 maintain them at a dedicated depot in Longsight, employing more than 200 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.

Carrington Power

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.