CCGT Power Plants in the UK - Other

Baglan Bay
Location: Wales
Operator: GE Energy
Configuration: 520-MW single-shaft CCGT with 9001H gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2003
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Shaw
Quick facts: H-system CCGT configuration uprated from 480 MW in 2005. Project includes an LM2500PK CHP unit.

Photograph courtesy of GE Power Systems
Posted 16 Sep 2003

Ballylumford-B
Location: Northern Ireland
Operator: AES Ballylumford Holdings Ltd
Configuration: 150-MW single-shaft CCGT with V64.3A gas turbine, 450-MW, 2+1 CCGT with V94.2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas,oil
Operation: 2002-2003
HRSG supplier: Ansaldo
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Enelpower, Somi Impianti
Quick facts: This £200mn project was built on a brownfield site on Larne Lough in Ballylumford. In Mar 2010, AES Corp agreed to purchase the Ballylumford plants from Premier Power, a subsidiary of BG Group.

Photograph courtesy of Premier Power Ltd
Posted 3 Apr 2004

Barry
Location: Wales
Operator: Centrica
Configuration: 230-MW, 1+1 CCGT with V94.2 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1998
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: Siemens, Ansaldo, MHI, Brush
EPC: TBV Power
Quick facts: In October 1996, AES started construction on this plant near Cardiff. AES raised £112.5mn in non-recourse financing for Barry, which was opened on 7 Sep 1998. Centrica acquired the plant from AES in Aug 2003 for £39.7mn. The plant is grid-connected at 132kV.

Photograph by Michael Parry (wikipedia)
Posted 10 Nov 2010

Connah's Quay
Location: Wales
Operator: E.ON UK
Configuration: 4 X 330-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with 9001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1996
HRSG supplier: Stein
T/G supplier: European Gas Turbine, GEC-Alstom
EPC: GEC-Alstom, Atlantic Projects
Quick facts: Connah’s Quay celebrated it's 10th anniversary in Mar 2006 and was one of the Europe’s first full-scale deployments of single-shaft technology. It can supply enough electricity to cover about half of Wales’ load. Natural gas from Liverpool Bay is delivered directly to the site through a 27km pipeline from the Point of Ayr gas terminal. The site has a gas treatment plant that can process any gas not used in the power station for export to the national gas grid. The plant complex is on the River Dee estuary, designated a Site of Special Scientific Importance (SSSI), a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention and a Special protection area under the EC Conversation of Birds Directive. The plant has hybrid cooling towers to reduce visible plume and special routines for cooling water makeup withdrawal. Plant staff also manage three separate conservation areas: a salt marsh, salt water pools, and an 11ha nature reserve. In Jun 1998, an Education Visitor Centre was opened.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON UK
Posted 14 Nov 2007

Coolkeeragh
Location: Northern Ireland
Operator: Coolkeeragh Power Ltd
Configuration: 400-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 9001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2005
HRSG supplier: SFL
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: GE, VA TECH
Quick facts: This £200mn project replaced a heavy-oil fired power station that first went online in 1959.  At completion, the new CC block had the highest thermal efficiency of any plant in the country. The lead owner is ESB International.

Photograph courtesy of Coolkeeragh Power Ltd
Posted 24 Jan 2006

 

Cowes
Location: Isle of Wight
Operator: RWE npower plc
Configuration: 2 X 80-MW Olympus gas turbines
Fuel: distillate oil
Operation: 1982
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce, Parsons
EPC: Rolls-Royce
Quick facts: Each unit consists of two Olympus gas turbines and a single generator. The GT plant is managed from Fawley power station and provides active power reserve.

Photograph by Mark Pilbean (geograph)
Posted 31 May 2008

 

Fife Energy
Location: Scotland
Operator: Scottish & Southern Power
Configuration: 123-MW, 1+1 combined-cycle cogeneration plant with 6001FA gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1998-2000
HRSG supplier: Danubius
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: S&W, Atlantic Group, NEPCO
Quick facts: Fife was bought out of receivership by Scottish & Southern in February 2004.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 21 Aug 2004

Severn Power
Location: Wales
Operator: DONG Energy A/S
Configuration: 2 X 417 MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with SGT5-4000F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: The first block at Severn Power went commercial on 9 Nov 2010 and the £600mn project was inaugurated on 2 Feb 2011. The site on the River Usk was formerly occupied by the 360-MW coal-fired Uskmouth-A station. This was demolished in 2002. The CCGT project was purchased from original developer Welsh Power in Mar 2009. Construction started in Mar 2008 and used a workforce of up to 1,200, who at one point put in over 3mn manhours without a lost-time accident. Severn Power has air-cooled condensers, connects to the 275kV grid, and has a 6km spur to the Wales & West Utility gas line at Marshfield. Siemens secured a 16yr LTSA  for  Severn Power.

Photograph courtesy of DONG Energy
Posted 12 Feb 2011

Townhill
Location: Scotland
Operator: South of Scotland Electricity Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 70-MW Olympus gas turbines
Fuel: distillate oil
Operation: 1965 (ret 1985)
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce
EPC: Rolls-Royce
Quick facts: This plant site was originally known as Dunfermline and the first sets went into operation in 1909.

Photograph by Paul McIlroy (geograph)
Posted 31 May 2008

 

Abbreviations

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

Updated 03/12/11

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