Connah's Quay Power Station, Flintshire, Wales

Connah's Quay Power Station, Flintshire, Wales

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Description
Connah's Quay Power Station is a 1,420 MW gas-fired power station to the west of Connah's Quay in Flintshire in north Wales. It is next to the A548, being tightly situated between the road and the south bank of the River Dee. Construction of the gas-fired station began in July 1993. The station was built by GEC Alsthom and Henry Boot Construction, with design by Atlantic Projects. In 1999, Henry Boot Construction sued Alstom for breach of contract. The station was completed in March 1996 and cost £580m. It was officially opened by Margaret Beckett on 4 July 1997. In June 1998, the station's visitor centre opened. The station was initially owned by Powergen, who became E.ON UK in 2004. The station is currently E.ON UK's largest CCGT power station. It is a CCGT type power station that runs on natural gas. It is made up of four 330 MW modules - hence the four chimneys. Each module has a General Electric Frame 9FA gas turbine, a Stein Industrie heat recovery steam generator and a steam turbine; in a single-shaft layout.The gas comes from an eighteen mile pipeline from the Point of Ayr refinery, where gas comes from BHP Billiton's (originally owned by Denver-based Hamilton Oil) Celtic gas fields (Hamilton and Hamilton North) in Liverpool Bay via the Douglas Complex. The station opened soon after the gas from the field was first produced. The station employs around 81 people. #A548 #CCGT #Connahs #Dee #EON #Fired #Flintshire #Gas #Power #Quay #River #Station #TRM_DA #Wales
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