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Referred to sometimes as Mr Nasty because of his strict timekeeping and mobile phone use regime; Rainer Lueoend, site manager at Carrington Power Station, had the opportunity to show a more generous side to his character during the festive season.  Money raised from the late fine system he implemented at site, to the tune of over £2,800, has been donated to a variety of community groups in Partington.

Representatives from the groups gathered at Partington Parish Council (PC) offices to receive their cash donations earlier this week, with the money earmarked for Christmas parties and festive celebrations.

The groups attending included:

Screaming Wheels
Little Oaks Nursery
Adult Salsa
EngAGE over 50s
Irlam Boxing Club
Playaway at St Marys Church
Partington AFC
Charisma Stars
Partington Meet and Eat
Partington PC Christmas party and lights
Partington PC Senior Citizens Bingo   

Cllr James Clare Chair of Partington PC, who received £500 on behalf of the parish council for their Christmas Party and festive lights, said: We cant believe how generous the workers at site have been to donate such a substantial amount to our local community groups at this time of year.  It will certainly be a merry Christmas in Partington.

There was a £200 donation to Playaway, the parent and toddler group at St Marys Church, with representatives from site dropping into their Christmas party to present the money.  Irene Jones, who runs Playaway with Cheryl Malcolm said: This donation was a welcome surprise to us and went towards providing food and drinks at the party and a gift from Santa Claus for each child.

Rainer Lueoend, site manager for the Alstom and DF Energy teams building the power station, said: We appreciate that money can be scarce at this time of year so we wanted to spread the cash donated from Carrington Power Station staff around the community.  We would like to thank the employees and our contractors for their generosity.



In the UK, Alstom has built and now maintains and operates over half the countrys 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 will be 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.

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.