Sembcorp has been granted development consent for a new gas-fired power station near Middlesbrough.
The Tees CCPP combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) will have a generating capacity of up to 1,700MW. It will be built on the site of the former Teesside power station – Grangetown – and will use existing gas and electricity connections. It will have two 850MW units.
The project had to be ‘carbon capture ready’ – largely a requirement on the necessary space. The plant would be able to provide heat to local customers (‘combined heat and power’, CHP), increasing its efficiency, but there were not enough customers. Blogger Angus Walker of planning lawyers BDB noted that there is a requirement that obliges the promoter to review the situation 12 months after the development is brought into use.