Langage Power Station
|Langage Power Station|
Picture of power station on 1 March 2009
|Official name||Langage Power Station|
|Location||Devon, South West England|
|Primary fuel||Natural gas-fired|
|grid reference SX572563|
Centrica, owners of the site, announced on 16 June 2006 that the natural gas fired power station was to be constructed on their behalf by Alstom. Section 36 consent was granted in 2000 and Reserved Matters were approved in 2005. The 885 MW plant was expected to cost £400 million and to start generating in early 2009, but problems with internal pipework pushed this back. The power station was completed and operations started in March 2010.
Langage is the first large power station to be built in the United Kingdom for five years. More may follow in order to fill the projected 'energy gap' in UK generating capacity, caused by the expected closure of nuclear and older coal-fired stations.
The power station had permission to build three gas-powered turbines when it bought the site in 2004, but due to land constraints they were only able to build two.
The plant uses two Alstom GT26 gas turbines, each driving an air-cooled turbogenerator, with a heat recovery steam generator powering a single STF30C steam turbine which also drives another air-cooled turbogenerator.
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