Sutton Bridge Power Station to be upgraded

Sutton Bridge Power Station it going to have a major upgrade in 2016. The changes involve significant modifications to its gas turbines, auxiliary plant and control systems. Sutton Bridge Power […]

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Sutton Bridge Power Station it going to have a major upgrade in 2016.

The changes involve significant modifications to its gas turbines, auxiliary plant and control systems.

Sutton Bridge Power Station is an 819MW capacity gas-fired Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP).

It is located adjacent to the River Nene, approximately 3km from Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire, England.

It is hoped it will deliver additional output, improve plant flexibility and lower operating costs. This in turn will increase the competitiveness of the plant in the UK power market, plant owner Calon Energy said.

General Electric will carry out the upgrade project which is expected to start in mid-2016.

Kevin McCullough, Chief Executive for Calon Energy, said: “We play an important role. We provide energy at peak times and cover renewable generation intermittency.

“Along with other Combined Cycle Gas Turbine plants in the UK, Sutton Bridge has been competing with subsidised renewables, cheap coal and high gas prices.

“This upgrade will make the plant more competitive and just as importantly more flexible.”