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Keadby 2 Turbine Sets Sail for North Lincolnshire

Power News - Published on Mon, 18 May 2020

Image Source: SSE Keadby 2
SSE’s Keadby 2 project took an important step forward, as the gas turbine for the power station set sail from the Siemens Energy factory in Berlin on its way to its new home in North Lincolnshire. The first-of-a-kind turbine will travel from Berlin to Rotterdam, and then by sea to the Humber Estuary, where it will travel down inland waterways to reach the construction site.

In March, SSE Thermal secured a 15-year capacity agreement for Keadby 2, which is expected to become the cleanest and most-efficient gas-fired power station in Europe when completed in 2022. In addition, the station will be capable of being upgraded to decarbonise its generation further through the use of carbon capture or hydrogen technology, as routes to market develop.

Keadby 2 represents a GBP 350 million investment by SSE Thermal to introduce cutting-edge, super-efficient gas-fired generation technology to the UK. At 840MW, the station will have the capacity to power around 800,000 homes, and is well-sited to contribute to the broader industrial decarbonisation of the Humber region.

Once completed, the turbine will achieve 63% efficiency, enabling the UK to move away from older, more carbon-intensive generation. The station will also provide important flexibility, with the turbine able to reach full power in just 30 minutes, complementing the increasing levels of renewable energy on the system.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 18 May 2020
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