Baglan Bay power station
|Baglan Bay power station|
Baglan Bay Power Station
Location of Baglan Bay power station in Wales
|Country||Wales, United Kingdom|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Natural gas|
|Units operational||1 x 525 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||525 MW|
The power station was built on the site of the former Isopropanol BP chemicals plant in September 2003, costing £300m. At the time of its development, it was considered the most advanced CCGT (Combined-cycle gas turbine) facility of its kind. It was built by the GE Energy division of General Electric, who are its current operators. It was sold by GE in October 2012 to a group of financial investors, lead by Macquarie.
It is a CCGT-type power station that runs on natural gas. It has one General Electric H system (9H) gas turbine with a heat recovery steam generator and a Toshiba steam turbine. It has black start capability, using a 33MWe GE LM2500 gas turbine. It connects to the National Grid at 275kV. It is 60% thermally efficient.
- "Macquarie Buys U.K. Gas-Fed Power Plants in Bet Profits to Rise". Bloomberg. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
- General Electric
- Power-technology.com Details
- Visit by the Queen and Duke and his black eye in October 2004
- Power station opens in 2003
- Planning permission given in 1999