C.GEN has obtained development consent to build a 470MW power station on the south bank of the Humber Estuary, near North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire. The DCO for the project allows the construction of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT), using natural gas as fuel.
C.GEN intends to bid its highly flexible 470MW CCGT plant into the February 2018 Capacity Market auction. For the technical support of the project, C.GEN has engaged with Uniper Energy Services as advisers on the technical aspects of the project. Construction the project is expected to start in the second half of 2018.
In December 2016 C.GEN bought the neighbouring Centrica Killingholme ‘A’ power station, which ceased operating in 2016. C.GEN has demolished this facility. As the land is adjacent to the C.GEN project site, C.GEN intends to develop new energy projects on this land. The purchase of this land has also secured C.GEN’s access to the electrical grid and connection to the high pressure grid gas network.
At this stage, the C.GEN North Killingholme Power Project has achieved key milestones having obtained the DCO, secured the necessary capacity on the nearby National Grid substation and obtained a high pressure gas connection to the site.