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Athlone Power Station
Cape Town, Western Cape

CAPE TOWN CITY ENGINEERS: Engineer
William John Henry (Gregs) GREGORY: Design Architect
CHRISTIANI and NIELSEN: Contractor

Date: 1954
Type:Power Station
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
-33.9487139,18.5109278
33°56'55.37" S 18°30'39.34" E Alt: 40m

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The announcement by Escom in 1951 to terminate the electricity supply pooling agreement with the City of Cape Town required a new power station and since space in the city was at a premium the site adjacent the sewer works at Athlone was identified. The work was done under the headship of the electrical engineer, CG Downie (See Shorten, 1963: 308-309).

The Cooling Towers were demolished on 22 August 2010.