Steam-Electric Plants in the UK - Other Fuels
Ballylumford-B
Location: Co Antrim (Northern Ireland)
Operator: AES Ballylumford Holdings Limited
Configuration: 3 X 120 MW (ret 2003), 3 X 200 MW
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1968-1975
Boiler supplier: Babcock Power
T/G supplier: GEC
Quick facts: In 2003, the site was extended with a CCGT plant and the 120-MW sets were decommissioned. In Aug 2010, AES Corp acquired Premier Power Ltd in an all-cash transaction for 102mn.

Photograph courtesy of Premier Power Ltd
Posted 23 Jan 2003

Grain
Location: Kent
Operator: E.ON UK
Configuration: 4 X 660 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1981-1984 (ret)
Boiler supplier: Babcock Power
T/G supplier: GEC
Quick facts: The 244m stack was the second tallest in the UK. E.ON has added new CCGT capacity at Grain.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Re-posted 24 Jan 2011

Inverkip
Location: Renfrewshire
Operator: ScottishPower
Configuration: 3 X 676 MW (ret)
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1981-1984
Boiler supplier: Clarke Chapman, John Thompson
T/G supplier: Parsons
Quick facts: Inverkip never entered full commercial operation. At one time, there was a proposal to dismantle the plant and ship the major components to India.

Photograph by Christopher Bell
Posted 23 Jan 2003

Fawley
Location: Hampshire
Operator: RWE npower plc
Configuration: 4 X 500 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1969-1971
Boiler supplier: John Thompson
T/G supplier: Parsons
Quick facts: Fawley was closed on 27 Mar 2013.

Photograph courtesy of RWE npower plc
Re-posted 27 Mar 2013

Littlebrook-D
Location: Kent
Operator: RWE npower plc
Configuration: 3 X 660 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1981-1984
Boiler supplier: Clarke Chapman
T/G supplier: GEC
Quick facts: Two units at Littlebrook are in economic reserve.

Photograph by Christopher Bell
Posted 26 Jan 2003

Marchwood
Location: Hampshire
Operator: CEGB
Configuration: 8 X 60 MW
Operation: 1955-1959 (ret 1983)
Fuel: fuel oil
Boiler supplier: John Thompson
T/G supplier: English Electric
Quick facts: On the River Test, ultimately replaced by a large CCGT station. Demolition of the old station was held up for about 5mos when a kestrel nest was found in the building.

Photograph courtesy of Marchwood Power Ltd
Posted 10 Aug 2013

Pembroke
Location: Dyfed
Operator: RWE npower plc
Configuration: 4 X 500 MW
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1970-1973 (ret 1998)
Boiler supplier: Clarke Chapman
T/G supplier: Parsons
EPC: Rendel
Quick facts: Plant demolished in 2002. Site reused for a 2-GW CCGT plant

Photograph courtesy of RWE npower
Posted 16 Jan 2007

Peterhead
Location: Aberdeenshire
Operator: Scottish & Southern Energy
Configuration: 2 X 676 MW, 3 X 250 MW V94.3A gas turbines (repower)
Fuel: natural gas, heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1980, 2000
Boiler supplier: Babcock Power, Doosan
T/G supplier: GEC, Siemens
Quick facts: In Feb1998, Siemens received a $270mn turnkey contract for the U.K.’s largest repowering job at Peterhead. Three large gas turbines were used to repower one of the two conventional. The two steam boilers at Peterhead were designed to burn heavy fuel oil, but were later converted to enable the use of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and sour gas. The work included a new gas connection and transmission upgrades and was completed during the summer of 2000.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 24 Jun 2001

Widnes
Location: Cheshire
Operator: PDM Group Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 2.5 MW, 1 X 3 MW
Fuel: MBM
Operation: 2000-2004
Boiler supplier: Wykes
T/G supplier: Kuhlne Kopp und Kausch, AEM
Quick facts: This was one of the first purpose-built power plants to use MBM. Steam is supplied by a pair of fluidized-bed boilers of Deltak design.

Photograph courtesy of PDM Group
Posted 14 Oct 2006

Abbreviations

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

Updated 10-Aug-2013

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