Immingham

New 49.9 megawatt power station proposed

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Plans to build a new 49.9 megawatt gas-fired power station in South Killingholme have been submitted.

VPI Immingham lodged the plans for the new station to North Lincolnshire Council, which they say will help the country’s move towards renewable energy.

The proposals would see the plant built at Energy Park A at the site on Rosper Road.

Permission is being sought to build, commission and operate the power station which would see an electricity output of 49.9 megawatts.

The applicant said that the plant would most likely be used at periods of low electricity supply or high demand in order to support the National Grid.

The proposed plant by VPI Immingham.

David Brignall, VPI Immingham manager, said that the development would help add to the site’s infrastructure.

He said: ”VPI Immingham has been a critical part of the region’s industrial infrastructure for over a decade.

“The new plant will add to this; providing essential services and support to National Grid and underpinning the move to more renewable energy.”

It is estimated that, if given approval, the plant would take around 12 to 18 months to construct.

VPI Immingham have said that construction of the station would employ up to 100 people at the peak of the process.

They added that the new plant would also be in line with the government’s energy policy which looks to ensure that the UK benefits from secure energy supplies.