UK green lights CCGT power plant in King’s Lynn

The UK Government has granted development consent for a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in King’s Lynn. Palm Paper CCGT Power Station has become the 50th Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project to be given the green light. Out of the 50 projects examined by the Planning Inspectorate, 31 were energy, 16 transport, two waste […]

Gas and power systems comfortable – DMR

The UK gas and power systems have opened comfortable today, according to npower’s daily market report. On the gas system, the linepack is forecast to close 4mcm short. Norwegian flows from the Langeled pipeline are at 65mcm and BBL is flowing at 22mcm. Sam Hill from the Optimisation Desk said: “Some storage facilities have upped […]

Gas system long – DMR

The UK gas system has opened 22mcm long, according to npower’s daily market report. Norwegian flows through the Langeled pipeline are at 70mcm. An outage at Rough storage has reduced flows by 0.8mcm. Alex Guiot from the Optimisation Desk said: “Temperatures keep providing volatility on the markets as they are revised higher for next week. […]

Egypt lent $200m for gas-fired power plant

A London-based bank is lending $200 million (£130m) for a 1.8GW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is joining forces with a group of lenders in Egypt to combat the country’s energy shortfall. The $1.3 billion (£0.9bn) plant will be built in Damanhour, north west of Cairo and will […]

Gas system long – DMR

The UK gas system has opened 18mcm long today, according to npower’s daily market report. That’s because some Norwegian gas field outages have ended. Alex Guiot from npower’s optimisation desk said: “The one at Kvitebjørn is resolved but the one at Asgard continues with a 10.5mcm restriction.” LNG flows from South Hook dropped to zero […]

Siemens wins CCGT plant supply order in Qatar

Siemens has been awarded a contract for a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant in Qatar. The engineering giant will deliver six gas and four steam turbines and 10 generators for the 2.5GW power plant located in the south of the country. The firm claims the site is expected to deliver one quarter of the nation’s […]

Coal closures ‘not a risk to UK energy security’

Closing coal power stations will not affect the UK’s energy security. That’s according to Ben Caldecott, Director of Stranded Assets Programme at Oxford University who said combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants are the alternative to ensure security of supply in the country. Speaking to ELN he said: “One of the problems in the market at the […]

Gas system long – DMR

The gas system has opened oversupplied this morning, according to the daily market report. The linepack is forecast to close 7mcm long. Following the end of the planned maintenance on Norwegian gas field, Troll, Langeled flows have more than doubled to 42mcm. Sarah Astley from npower’s optimisation desk said: “This is perhaps slightly higher than […]

Gas system balanced – DMR

The gas system is balanced due to a drop in demand and a reduction in LNG sendout, according to npower’s daily market report. Demand has fallen as a result of the rise in temperatures. CCGT demand has increased to 29mcm and the Interconnector is exporting at 26mcm.   Steven Walker from npower’s optimisation desk said: “Wind load […]

Gas demand drops – DMR

Gas demand has dropped due to warmer temperatures, according to npower’s daily market report. It has fallen to 107mcm and is expected to drop further to 70mcm in mid June. LNG sendout is significantly lower than May’s average sendout. The Interconnector exports are slightly lower. CCGT demand is almost at 26mcm. Steven Walker from npower’s […]