Medway Power Station

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Medway Power Station, Isle of Grain.

Medway Power Station is a 700 megawatts gas-fired power station[1] on the Isle of Grain in Medway next to the River Medway.

History[edit]

The station is run by Scottish & Southern Energy under the name Medway Power Ltd. It was built by Marubeni (Japanese), Tarmac and Kansas City-based Black & Veatch. It was commissioned in 1995, being originally owned (25%) by Arlington, Virginia-based AES Corporation (trading as AES Electric) and the RECs SEEBOARD (37.5%) and Southern Electric (became SSE in 1998). In June 2002, American Electric Power (AEP) sold its SEEBOARD company to eDF, giving eDF 37.5% of the power station. SSE bought the plant from AES and eDF Energy for £242m on October 3, 2003. It is near (west of) to the Grain Power Station and next to the Thamesport.

Specification[edit]

It is a CCGT-type power station that runs on natural gas. It has two General Electric Frame 9 (9001F) gas turbines.[2] The exhaust gas from these reaches two Nooter Eriksen heat recovery steam generators.[3] The steam from these powers one General Electric steam turbine.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. Geograph.org.uk (2008-01-04). Retrieved on 2013-07-31.
  2. ^ Products & Services. Gepower.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-15.
  3. ^ http://www.ne.com

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Coordinates: 51°26′N 0°41′E / 51.44°N 0.69°E / 51.44; 0.69