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Dee Village Electricity Works

Historic Photographs
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Dee Village Electricity Works
This photograph shows the Dee Village Electricity Works under construction on 6th January 1903. It shows the combined steam engines and dynamos being installed in the work's engine room.

John S. Reid in Mechanical Aberdeen (1990) explains that, once completed, the engine room, 126 feet long by 62 feet wide, housed eight combined steam engines and dynamos. These enabled the plant to supply 3,810 kilowatts for lighting, heating, power and tramway traction purposes.

Silver City Vault user Ed Fowler suggests the two steam engines and dynamos shown in this image are likely those installed and active in a temporary wooden engine room as the final hall was constructed surrounding it. The generating sets look to be at a higher position than the final layout and would need to have been lowered in due course.

This image is from an album of photographs held by Aberdeen City Libraries detailing the construction of the Dee Village Electricity Works between 1901 and 1903.
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