Consent granted for Eggborough CCGT Project

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has granted development consent to Eggborough Power Limited (EPL) to develop a new-gas fired power station on the site of its coal-fired power station at Eggborough near Selby, North Yorkshire.

DWD was the lead consultant on the Project, responsible for managing and preparing the development consent application for submission to the Secretary of State in May 2017 and provided support to EPL throughout the examination of the application.  The application was submitted within 11 months of the start of the Project.  The development consent order for the Project was made by the Secretary of State on the 20 September.

The gas-fired power station would have a capacity of up to 2,500 megawatts (MW) and be capable of supplying the electricity needs of over 2 million homes.  In addition to up to three combined cycle gas turbines units, the new power station would include a gas-fired peaking plant of up to 299 MW that would be capable of providing a rapid response to changes in demand and supply on the electricity transmission system.  A new underground gas pipeline would be constructed to connect the power station to the UK’s natural gas transmission network.

DWD worked closely with AECOM, Fichtner, Ardent and Pinsent Masons on the Project.

More information can be found on our Eggborough Case Study webpage.