National Grid unveils new LNG truck loading facility

A new truck loading facility for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has been opened at the Isle of Grain terminal in Kent. The new hub will allow road tanker operators to load LNG in bulk and transport fuel directly to filling stations as well as industrial and commercial markets in the UK and mainland Europe. National […]

Plans whoosh on for commercial liquid air energy plant

Plans are whooshing onwards for a new commercial scale power plant which uses air to make electricity. National Grid, engineers at Costain and energy technology firm Highview Power Storage have teamed up to submit a feasibility study of the proposed liquid air energy storage plant as part of DECC’s energy storage demonstration competition. Building at […]

Grain gas plant’s “heatpipe” cuts LNG terminal energy use

A gas power plant which recycles its heat to help a neighbouring LNG terminal to save energy has won the approval of Energy Secretary Ed Davey. Unveiled today, E.ON’s new gas-fired Isle of Grain power station in Kent has linked a “heatpipe” to the National Grid’s liquid natural gas terminal to cut around 300,000 tonnes […]

Isle of Grain LNG terminal boosts capacity by 50%

The Isle of Grain liquefied natural gas terminal has boosted its capacity by 50% after a new jetty opened yesterday. The first cargo of LNG arrived at Grain on 29 October and the expansion work was completed in the following month. The new jetty provides capacity for new customers E.ON Ruhrgas and Iberdrola, together with […]

First LNG arrives at Isle of Grain

The first cargo of liquefied natural gas has been delivered to the National Grid’s Isle of Grain LNG terminal. The gas arrived on Friday onboard LNG ship Arctic Princess from Spanish energy firm Iberdrola and marked the final stage of a £310m expansion of the terminal, which involved building the world’s largest above-ground LNG storage […]

E.ON turns on £500m CHP station in Grain

E.ON has flicked the switch on its newly-built combined heat and power gas-fired power station on the Isle of Grain in Kent. The station, which E.ON claims is one of the most efficient power plants in the UK and one of the largest CHP schemes in the world, has generated electricity and synchronised with the […]