CCGT Plants in Northern England
Castleford C6
Location: Cheshire<
Operator: E.ON UK CHP Ltd
Configuration: 57-MW, 1+1 CCGT with LM6001PD gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Nuovo Pignone
EPC: Enel, Stewart & Stevenson
Quick facts: When Castleford was commissioned in Oct 2002, it was supplying power and steam to a chemical intermediates manufacturing facility. In Jul 2005, the chemical plant closed and the power plant was reconfigured to operate as a standalone CCGT power station.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 5 May 2010

Port of Liverpool
Location: Lancashire<
Operator: E.ON UK CHP Ltd
Configuration: 30-MW, RB-211 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2004
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce
EPC: Rolls-Royce
Quick facts: Construction of this CHP plant began in Apr 2001 and it went commercial in Mar 2004, supplying steam and electricity to two processing plants of Cargill plc and electricity to the Mersey Docks and Harbour Co (MDHC) and its tenants. MDHC was formed in 1857 and operates and maintains the port facilities on the Rivers Mersey and Medway, providing cargo handling in the process. The GT and fired HRSG are installed with three standby package boilers, each capable of producing up to 28 tph of steam.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 22 May 2010

Rocksavage
Location: Cheshire
Operator: Intergen
Configuration: 750-MW, 2+1 CCGT with GT26A gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1998
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: This industrial site in Runcorn was acquired by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in the 1960s, but has been an important industrial center for about 200 years. The Ineos chlor-alkali works now consume about as much electricity as Liverpool and the CCGT plant provides 300 MW to ICI with the balance sold to SSE under a 15yr contract. Rocksavage was InterGenís first exclusively-owned and operated project, and it represented the largest such non-recourse financing arranged and underwritten by a single UK bank to that date -- £358mn by Credit Suisse. The project was very fast track. First funding was received only 12mos after being proposed in mid-1995, and financial closure took only another three and a half months. Construction was guaranteed to complete 26.5 months after the award of the EPC contract in Jan 1996 and the plant was opened by the Queen in Jul 1998.

Photograph by and © David Kitching. All rights reserved.
Posted 18 Apr 2007

Rooscote
Location: Cumbria
Operator: Centrica plc
Configuration: 229-MW, 1+1 CCGT with Type 13 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1991
HRSG supplier: CMI, ICL
T/G supplier: ABB, DePretto Escher Wyss
EPC: McAlpine, Stone & Webster
Quick facts: This was the first IPP built in the UK after the CEGB's privatization. The brownfield site previously housed the CEGB Roosecote coal-fired-plant (4 X 32 MW, online 1953/54) Construction on the CCGT plant started in 1989, first firing was in Apr 1991, and the plant was commissioned in Nov 1991 for owner Edison Mission Energy. In May 2003, Centrica Energy purchased Roosecote for £24mn. At the time, the plant had been in receivership and non-operational for over 6mos. The site is adjacent to Centrica's Barrow gas terminals.

Photograph by Roy P Chatfield and courtesy of Norweb
Posted 14 Feb 2003

Saltend
Location: Yorkshire
Operator: GDF SUEZ Energy International
Configuration: 3 X 400 MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with M701F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2000
HRSG supplier: BBP
T/G supplier: MHI, Alstom
EPC: MHI, Raytheon
Quick facts: Saltend supplies power and steam to BP Amocoís nearby Hull chemical works and exports power to the grid. Gas is supplied by BP Amoco, which originally launched project development in 1996. Development was later taken over by Entergy and in August 2001, Calpine made its debut in the U.K. by buying the plant for £562mn. Credit Suisse First Boston was financial advisor on the deal. In July 2005, a 70:30 joint venture of International Power and Mitsui bought Saltend for £500mn.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine
Posted 28 May 2002

Sandbach
Location: Cheshire
Operator: E.ON UK CHP Ltd
Configuration: 56-MW, 1+1 CCGT with LM6000PD gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: GE, Thomassen, Ansaldo
Quick facts: This CHP plant supplied up to 35 MWe and 2.4 tph of steam for the Hays Chemicals Ltd works. Existing stand-alone steam raising boilers were also replaced with new package boilers. The CHP plant went commercial in Apr 1999. The chemical plant has ceased production and the power plant was reconfigured to operate as a stand-alone CCGT power station. Cooling tower makeup is from the Trent and Mersey Canal.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 23 May 2010

Seal Sands
Location: Durham
Operator: px Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW Trent gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1997
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce
EPC: Rolls-Royce
Quick facts: This was the first Trent in simple-cycle service.

Photograph courtesy of Rolls-Royce
Posted 26 Feb 2005

Teesside
Location: Durham
Operator: GDF SUEZ Teesside Ltd
Configuration: two 937.5-MW, 4+1 CCGT blocks with M701D5A gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1993 (ret)
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: MHI, Brush
EPC: Westinghouse, Wimpey
Quick facts: This project was developed by Enron and was the world's largest CHP of its kind when construction was completed in Apr 1993 at a cost of over £850mn. The power block orientation and stack configuration are unique. Teeside delivered up to 800 tph of intermediate pressure steam to the adjacent chemical complex. In 2008, Teesside was sold by its then-owners Goldman Sachs and Cargill to a consortium of GDF and Electrabel. The station was wholly-owned by GDF Suez following the merger of these two companies later that year. The plant was mothballed in 2011 as market conditions deteriorated and finally retired in Oct 2013.

Photograph by Alan Clements (www.pbase.com/clements/root)
Re-posted 11 Oct 2013

Thornhill
Location: Yorkshire
Operator: E.ON UK CHP Ltd
Configuration: 50-MW, single-shaft CCGT with LM6000PD gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1998
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Fiat, Ansaldo
EPC: Enelpower, Stirling International
Quick facts: This small CCGT plant is on the River Calder near Dewsbury. The £30mn plant uses some of the site of the old CEGB Elland power station and went online in Nov 1998. The main and bypass stacks are both 30 m high.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 29 May 2010

Winnington
Location: Cheshire<
Operator: E.ON UK CHP Ltd
Configuration:160-MW, 2+1 CCGT 6001B gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2000
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: This scheme in Northwich is one of the larger CHP installations in the UK. In addition to electricity, the plant is capable of supplying 500 tph of steam to Brunner Mond (UK) Ltd soda ash work, at Winnington and Lostock. Natural gas is supplied through an 11km underground pipeline. Steam is sent to the Lostock by two 5km steam mains, where some is used in a steam turbine. In both cases, some of the process steam is returned to the CHP plant as condensate.

Photograph by and © David Kitching. All rights reserved.
Posted 18 Apr 2007

Wilton Cogen
Location: Durham
Operator: SembCorp Utilities (UK) Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 42-MW 6001B gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2004
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
Quick facts: The new GT is part of a CHP plant that helps supply power to the Wilton International manufacturing site on Teesside. The business, which employs around 600 people, also has industrial customers at the neighbouring Billingham and North Tees sites. SembCorp acquired the business and assets from Enron Teesside Operations in April 2003.

Photograph courtesy of SembCorp
Posted 12 Mar 2005

Workington Iggesund
Location: Cumbira
Operator: E.ON UK CHP Ltd
Configuration: 49-MW, 1+1 CCGT with LM6000 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1997
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: Nuovo Pignone, Brush
EPC: Balfour Beatty
Quick facts: The Iggesund works produces high quality paperboard. Construction on the CHP plant began in mid-1995 with full operation at the beginning of 1997. The scheme has a single gas turbine with a supplementary and auxiliary fired HRSG. An existing steam turbine upgraded prior to integration with the new equipment. Some electricity is exported to the grid. The single waste heat boiler produces 105 tph of LP and MP steam used in the manufacturing process.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 24 Jan 2011

Abbreviations

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

Updated 11-Oct-2013

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