CCGT Plants in South England
Didcot-B
Location: Oxfordshire
Operator: RWE Innogy
Configuration: Two 686-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with V94.3A gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1996-1997
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens

Photograph courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 18 Feb 2002

Enfield
Location: Middlesex
Operator: E.ON UK plc
Configuration: 400-MW single-shaft CCGT with GT26B gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2000
HRSG supplier: ABB
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB
Quick facts: Enfield in North London near Epping Forest is considered England’s first fully merchant power plant. Construction started in Jan 1998 and trial operation began in Dec 2000. The plant was developed by a joint venture of Indeck Energy Services (50%), NRG Energy (25%), and El Paso International (25%). Alstom built the plant under a $170mn turnkey contract. The project includes an 13km high-pressure natural gas pipeline and underground, 132kV cables to the adjacent Brimsdown substation. In Jun 2005, the plant was sold to E.ON UK for £109mn.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON UK
Posted 28 Dec 2006

Grain
Location: Kent
Operator: E.ON UK plc
Configuration: 3 X 425-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with GT26 gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Remak, ZWE Katowice
Quick facts: The Grain CCGT plant cost about £500mm. 340 MWt is available to assist in regasifying LNG received at the nearby terminal. The first block was synchronized on 1 Jul 2010 but full operation was delayed by technical issues. The first block went commercial on 13 Jun 2011 and the second on 21 Jun 2011.

Photograph courtesy of and copyright by Alstom
Posted 9 Jul 2011

Humbly Grove
Location: Hampshire
Operator: Star Energy
Configuration: 2 X 10-MW Typhoon gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick facts: Star Energy is a producer of oil from small onshore fields. The company invested about £4mn to build small GT plants at Humbly Grove and Storrington.

Photograph courtesy of Star Energy Ltd
Posted 30 Aug 2003

Hythe
Location: Hampshire
Operator: BP Energy
Configuration: 59-MW, 1+1 CCGT with LM6000 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2005
HRSG supplier: SFL
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: Siemens Nederland
Quick facts: This CHP plant supplies electricity to the grid and 75 tph steam to the adjacent Polimeri petrochemical plant. Main steam from the dual-pressure, fired HRSG is delivered at 14 and 18 bar. Four 25 tph auxiliary boilers serve as back-up. Excess steam is condensed in an air-cooled dump condenser and routed back to the feed water tank.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 28 Sep 2005

Indian Queens
Location: Cornwall
Operator: International Power plc
Configuration: 1 X 140-MW GE 9001E gas turbine
Fuel: distillate oil
Operation: 1996
T/G supplier: John Brown, Elin
EPC: John Brown
Quick facts: In late 1996, U.S. developer Destec Energy started up Indian Queens to provide up to 180-MW of reactive power support for synchronous compensation on the 400kV grid as well as 140 MW of peaking capacity. Destec secured a 20yr power purchase agreement with National Grid for this purpose. In Jun 1997, the plant was acquired by AES Corp, which announced in Sep 2006 that it had sold the plant to International Power for $60mn. Photograph courtesy of International Power
Posted 22 Mar 2007
Langage
Location: Devon
Operator: Centrica Energy
Configuration: 885-MW, 2+1 CCGT with GT26 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: Langage was originally consented in Nov 2000 and acquired by Centrica in Aug 2004. In Jun 2006, Alstom won a turnkey contract worth more than €400mn to build the plant and will also provide O&M under a 12yr service agreement. Trial operation began in Oct 2009 at the site on the outskirts of Plimpton. Langage is the first large-scale project to be built in the UK for five years and is connected to the 400kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Re-posted 10 Apr 2010

Marchwood
Location: Hampshire
Operator: Marchwood Power Ltd
Configuration: 842-MW, 2+1 CCGT with SGT5-4000F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This power station cost £380mn and was developed and built to budget by ESB International and SSE. The site is on the Marchwood Industrial Estate, near facilities owned by Southampton Water. Veolia's Marchwood WTE plant is directly behind the new CCGT in this photo. Marchwood was also the site of a 240-MW coal-fired station built by the CEGB in the 1950s. When Marchwood Power went commercial on 10 Dec 2009, it was the UK’s first new, large-scale CCGT power station to enter commercial operation in 5yrs.

Photograph courtesy of ESB International
Posted 24 Feb 2010

Medway
Location: Kent
Operator: Scottish & Southern Energy
Configuration: 700-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1995
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Marubeni, Tarmac Black & Veatch
Quick facts: Originally developed by AES Corp.  In Oct 2003, SSE, agreed to buy out AES and EDF Energy to become sole owner of the power station.

Photograph courtesy of Nooter/Eriksen
Posted 28 Feb 2004

Seabank
Location: Gloucestershire
Operator: Seabank Power Ltd
Configuration: 1,145-MW CCGT, one 3+1 block and one single-shaft block, V94.3A gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2000-2001
HRSG supplier: SFL, Stork
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This plant at Avonmouth near Bristol is owned 50:50 by SSE and BG. Merz and McLellan was owner’s engineer. Seabank was built in two phases. In Jan 1999, Siemens received a £120mn order for a plant extension which was handed-over in Jan 2001. Plant thermal efficiency is about 55%.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 28 Apr 2001

Shoreham
Location: Sussex
Operator: ScottishPower
Configuration: 400-MW single-shaft CCGT with GT26B gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: ABB
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: Mott McDonald, ABB
Quick facts: In Apr 1999, ABB Alstom won a $215mn turnkey order for Shoreham from South Coast Power Ltd, a joint venture of ScottishPower and CSW International Inc. The plant uses part of the old CEGB Brighton power station site. Although this was the fourth UK order for the GT26, commissioning was delayed into 2002 by mechanical issues.

Photograph courtesy of ScottishPower
Posted 25 Aug 2004

Storrington
Location: Sussex
Operator: Star Energy
Configuration: 2 X 10-MW Typhoon gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: Alstom

Photograph courtesy of Star Energy Ltd
Posted 30 Aug 2003

Worthing
Location: Sussex
Operator: E.ON UK CHP Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 13 MW LM1600 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1993 (ret 2004)
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Thomassen Stewart & Stevenson
EPC: TSSI, Kier
Quick facts: This CHP was built at a GlaxoSmithKline factory.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 24 Jan 2011

Abbreviations

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

Updated 03-Sep-2014

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