CCGT Plants in Northern England - other regions
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 Amoco’s 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

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

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 (
Re-posted 11 Oct 2013

Location: Yorkshire
Operator: E.ON UK CHP Ltd
Configuration: 50-MW, single-shaft CCGT with LM6000PD gas turbine CHP
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

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


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

Updated 08-May-2016