The external maintenance work includes pointing of fractures and re-painting of external steelwork. The internal maintenance work includes a washdown and partial demolition and re-building of the internal refractory brick lining. The internal brick lining repairs are crucial to the sites production for the new year so a strict planning schedule has been implemented to ensure that the shutdown dates are achieved.
Finally, when you are enjoying the festivities this year please spare a thought for the steeplejacks working up high amongst the soot of the chimneys around the UK. For these hardy men it will definitely not be a white Christmas!