Towers toppled

Setúbal’s twin towers – 200 metre high structures that have loomed over Praia do Sado since the 70s – were finally toppled over the weekend as part of EDP’s move from fossil fuels to renewables.

The towers were part of the power company’s mothballed thermoelectric power station. Their demolition, planned for some time, involved over 300 kilos of explosives.

The plan is to replace them with a ‘sustainable project’ so far undefined, said president of EDP production Rui Teixeira, floating the idea of a solar park.