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Alstom and DF Energy, consortium partners for the construction of Carrington Power Station, have contributed £400 towards the running costs of day trips organised by community group Positive Moves CIC.  The trips are organised on a regular basis for people aged 65 and above, with recent trips including visits to Bury Market and Port Sunlight.

Positive Moves CIC is as a not for profit social enterprise aiming to make positive changes to the lives of people of all ages.  They provide community-focused services and projects to inter-generational people living in the Salford and Greater Manchester areas.

Tony Wilson, from Alstom, said: We were happy to provide funding for this excellent service.  Older people can sometimes get isolated and trips such as this gather groups of people together for a great social occasion.

Joanne Sheehan, from DF Energy, said: It was good to meet the ladies and gentlemen before they went on their trip out.  They were obviously in good spirits.

Sylvia McDowell, who runs Positive Moves CIC, said: Were grateful to Alstom and DF for their contribution to this valuable service.  We will be using this money to keep the trips running for as long as possible.

The new power station is being developed by Carrington Power Limited, which is owned by ESB, the leading Irish energy company which has operations in over 35 countries, including Ireland, the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Photo Caption: (L-R) Sylvia McDowell, Positive Moves CIC, the group of day trippers on their way to Bury Market and Anthony Wilson Alstom and Joanne Sheehan, DF Energy.



In the UK, Alstom has built and now maintains 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 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.