CCGT Plants in England - Midlands
Corby
Location: Northamptonshire
Operator: Corby Power Ltd
Configuration: 365-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1994
HRSG supplier: Babcock Energy
T/G supplier: EGT, Brush
EPC: >Hawker Siddeley Power Engrg, Ewbank Preece, B&V, Kier
Quick facts: Corby is sited 145km north of London. The project was developed by a partnership of ESB International, East Midlands Electricity, and Hawker Siddeley and was one of the first IPPs in the UK. In Sep 2000, Dominion Resources (which inherited the East Midlands stake) completed its $80mn sale of its 80% interest in Corby Power to PowerGen. In Oct 2000, PowerGen and ESBI completed a deal to bring each owner’s interest to 50%.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON UK
Posted 1 Jan 2007

Cottam CDC
Location: Nottinghamshire
Operator: E.ON UK plc
Configuration: 400-MW single-shaft CCGT with V94.3A gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999
HRSG supplier: Babcock Borsig
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This power station was a joint venture between Powergen and Siemens and built as a test bed for new CCGT technologies. Construction started in Jul 1997 on a football and cricket pitch adjacent to the coal-fired Cottam power station. Commercial operation began in Sep 1999 and the plant became a wholly-owned asset of E.ON in May 2002. Design thermal efficiency is over 58%.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON UK
Posted 28 Dec 2006

Derby
Location: Derbyshire
Operator: RWE Innogy Cogen
Configuration: 65-MW single-shaft CCGT with Trent 60 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce, Allen
EPC: Rolls-Royce

Photograph courtesy of Rolls-Royce
Posted 9 Feb 2005

Fort Dunlop
Location: Warwickshire
Operator: Heartlands Power Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 50 MW Trent gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce
EPC: Scott Wilson Piesold, Rolls-Royce
Quick facts: The project was built as a 50:50 joint venture of Rolls-Royce Power Ventures (RRPV) and Catamount Energy. Catamount sold its stake to RRPV in Nov 2002.

Photograph courtesy of Rolls-Royce
Posted 19 Feb 2005

Glanford Brigg
Location: Lincolnshire
Operator: Centrica Energy
Configuration: Two 120-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 6001B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
Operation: 1992-1993
HRSG supplier: Stein
T/G supplier: EGT, GEC Alstom
EPC: EGT, Balfour Beatty
Quick facts: The plant was completed in 1993 by IVO Energy and acquired by Centrica in June 2002 for £37.3mn.

Photograph by David Wright (geograph)
Posted 7 Jun 2008

Great Yarmouth
Location: Norfolk
Operator: RWE npower plc
Configuration: 420-MW single-shaft CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: This plant was developed by BP Amoco at the site of the new-demolished CEGB South Denes power station. RWE npower bought the facility in Nov 2005. Great Yarmouth has a dedicated pipeline connecting the plant to the national gas transmission system just outside the Bacton gas terminal.

Photograph courtesy of RWE npower plc
Posted 1 Aug 2007

Immingham
Location: Lincolnshire
Operator: Phillips 66 Power Operations Ltd
Configuration: three 374-MW, 1+1 CCGT blocks with 9001FA gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2004-2009
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE, Tosi
EPC: Foster Wheeler Energy, Kier
Quick facts: This project on the Humber River was developed by ConocoPhillips and later spun off to Phillips 66. It supplies steam and electricity to the Humber Refinery and excess steam goes to the Total's Lindsey Refinery. Excess electricity is sold into the grid. The first phase (two blocks) cost £350mn. The third block was approved in Oct 2006In May 2013, Vitol Group agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Phillips 66 Power Operations Ltd, which owns Immingham CHP, from Phillips 66.

Photograph courtesy of ConocoPhillips
Posted 4 Nov 2004

Keadby
Location: Lincolnshire
Operator: Scottish and Southern Energy
Configuration: 720-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1996
HRSG supplier: Babcock Energy
T/G supplier: GE, GEC-Alstom
EPC: John Brown Engineering
Quick facts: This CCGT plant was built on a former site of a coal-fired power station. The plant was commissioned on 22 Jan 1996 by Scottish Hydro Electric and NORWEB. Scottish Hydro bought out NORWEB (then United Utilities)in Mar 1997 for £253m. In 1999, Scottish Hydro applied to add another 770MW of capacity at Keadby but this plan did not advance. A 25-MW black-start gas turbine was added in 2001. The main stacks are 60m tall. Keadby is connected to the grid via a 400kV link.

Photograph by Gordon Neal Brooke (geograph)
Posted 1 Jun 2008

Killingholme-A
Location: Lincolnshire
Operator: Centrica Energy
Configuration: 652-MW, 3+1 CCGT with GT13E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1992-1993 (ret)
HRSG supplier: CMI/ICL
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: NEI ABB
Quick facts: Killingholme was developed and built for National Power. It formally opened in Mar 1994. Only five three GT13E machines were ever manufactured. At the end of Mar 2000, NRG Energy purchased the plant for £390mn. In Feb 2003, a bank syndicate assumed ownership of Killingholme-A after a debt for equity swap with NRG, which had run into financial difficulties, and the plant was subsequently owned and operated by NRG until late 2003 when it was taken over by a group of 20 banks. The plant was acquired by Centrica in July 2004 for £142mn. In 2004 Killingholme-A was awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) Gold Medal. The station closed on 1 Mar 2016.

Photograph by Colin Westley (geograph)
Posted 7 Jun 2008

Killingholme-B
Location: Lincolnshire
Operator: E.ON UK plc
Configuration: two 456-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with V94.2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1992-1993
HRSG supplier: BEL
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This was Powergen’s first gas-powered power station when it opened in Apr 1993. After about a year in service, the plant was retrofit with hybrid cooling towers to reduce visible steam plumes. Killingholme was mothballed in 2002/03 and returned to service in Sep 2005 after 2yrs of work involving 2mn manhours and costing £25mn.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON UK
Posted 28 Dec 2006

King's Lynn
Location: Norfolk
Operator: Centrica Energy
Configuration: 325-MW single-shaft CCGT with V94.3 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1997
HRSG supplier: CMI/ICL
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: Construction on the King's Lynn site started in Oct 1994 and the plant began commercial operation in Dec 1997. The plant was developed by Anglia Power, a wholly-owned subsidiary ot TXU Europe Power Ltd. In Oct 2001, Centrica acquired the King’s Lynn and Peterborough plants from TXU for $252mn. King's Lynn was the second single-shaft site in the UK.

Photograph by Thom & Nate (Picasa)
Posted 7 Jun 2008

Peterborough
Location: Northamptonshire
Operator: Centrica Energy
Configuration: 360-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
Operation: 1993
HRSG supplier: CMI/ICL
T/G supplier: EGT, Alstom, Brush
EPC: Black & Veatch, Kier
Quick facts: Peterborough was built by TXU Corp and an operating lease was acquired by Centrica in January 2001 followed by an asset purchase in 2003. It uses an air-cooled condenser and water requirements are met with gray water from a nearby water treatment plant owned by Anglian Water. The plant is grid-connected at 132kV.

Photograph by Julian Dowse (geograph)
Posted 7 Jun 2008

Queen's Medical Centre
Location: Nottingham
Operator: E.ON UK CHP Ltd
Configuration: 4.9-MW Typhoon gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1998
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Yorkshire Cogen Ltd
Quick facts: Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham is the largest hospital in the UK. The CHP plant consists of a single gas turbine and an HRSG producing 12 tph of steam. This is used for heating, cooling (via absorption chillers) and equipment sterilization. Standby power is from the grid and steam backup comes from other boilers. The plant is operated by QMC staff with major maintenance the responsibility of E.ON UK CHP.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 22 May 2010

South Humber
Location: Lincolnshire
Operator: Centrica Energy
Configuration: 1,260-MW CCGT, one 3+1 block and one 2+1 block, with Type 13E2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1994-1997
HRSG supplier: CMI, ICL
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: IVO, Kier
Quick facts: The project was originally developed by Fortum, Midlands Electricity, Tomen, and Alstom. In May 2001, Centrica bought a 60% share for an effective price of £374/kW and the remaining 40% share was bought from plant fuel supplier Total in Sep 2005 for €46.5mn, or €294/kW. The site is at Stallingborough on the Humber estuary near Grimsby about 15km downstream from the Killingholme combined-cycles. The plant has once-through cooling using a deepwater, offshore intake. Non-recourse financing for Phase I was in the form of a £520mn credit facility provided by ABN Amro, CIBC, National Westminster Bank, and Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS). In Nov 1996, Fortum signed a financing agreement with Midland Bank and National Westminster for a 510-MW extension and placed the $270mn turnkey order with ABB.

Photograph courtesy of Humber Power
Posted 2 Jun 2001

Spalding
Location: Lincolnshire
Operator: Intergen
Configuration: 840-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001FA+ gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2004
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE, Hitachi
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: In Nov 2000, the government gave Section 36 consent for this project proposed by InterGen and Centrica. In Oct 2001, this was followed by Section 37 consent to National Grid for a short 400kV power line to connect the proposed plant to the grid. Centrica has a gas tolling deal with InterGen for the plant with the fuel from Morecambe Bay. This was Bechtel's third Intergen project in the U.K. The $610mn plant is air-cooled.

Photograph by roy.vpr (Panoramio)
Re-posted 11 Feb 2012

Staythorpe-C
Location: Nottinghamshire
Operator: RWE npower plc
Configuration: 4 X 420-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with GT26B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Montpressa, FMM, Somi
Quick facts: This power station is at an old CEGB site on the River Trent. The station received planning permission in 1993 but Alstom did not receive notice to proceed until Aug 2007. At completion, Staythorpe-C was the second largest gas-fired power station in the UK. The main equipment includes dual-fuel GTs with sequential lean-premix DLN combustion systems, triple-pressure reheat HRSGs, two-casing, triple pressure reheat steam turbines and TOPGAS generators. The cooling towers are of hybrid, low-plume design.

Photograph courtesy of RWE npower
Re-posted 12 Jan 2011

Stoke-on-Trent
Location: Staffordshire
Operator: E.ON UK CHP Ltd
Configuration: 63-MW, 1+1 CCGT with GTX-100 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: Austrian Energy
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: This CHP was handed over in March 2002. It can produce up to 65 tph of process steam, for Michelin Tyre plc.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 29 May 2010

Sutton Bridge
Location: Lincolnshire
Operator: Calon Energy
Configuration: 819-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001FA+ gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999
HRSG supplier: SFL
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Atlantic Projects, Stone & Webster
Quick facts: In Jan 1997, Enron Corp announced that it would invest $500mn in a new combined-cycle at Sutton Bridge near Kings Lynn in about 160km north of London. The plant was accepted on 28 May 1999. In Mar 2000, EDF acquired the facility for $246.6mn. It was sold on to Macquiarie Group in Dec 2012 and to MPF Holdings Ltd (now Calon Energy) in Mar 2013. In Aug 2015, GE was contracted to update the station with new controls software, DLN 2.6+ combustors, and AGP tecnologies.

Photograph courtesy of General Electric
Re-posted 13 Aug 2015

   
West Burton
Location: Nottinghamshire
Operator: EDF Energy
Configuration: 3 X 435-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with 9001FB gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2012-2013
HRSG supplier: STF
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: EDF, Kier Construction, AMEC
Quick facts: The West Burton CCGT plant cost about £600mn. It wsa built on land originally allocated for the 1,800-MW coal-fired West Burton "B" project, later cancelled. The project included a new 12mi gas pipeline link to the National Gas Transmission System at Grayingham in Lincolnshire. Unit-2, was synchronized in May and Unit-1 was synchronized in Nov 2012. The plant was officially opend in Apr 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Emerson Process
Re-posted 1 Mar 2014

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 02-Mar-2016

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