Baglan Bay power station


Baglan Bay power station

Baglan Bay power station is a 525MWe gas-fired power station situated on Baglan Moors just west of Port Talbot in Wales.

History

The power [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/41829 station] was built on the site of the former Isopropanol BP chemicals [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/41830 plant] in September 2003, costing £300m. At the time of its development, it was considered the most advanced CCGT facility of its kind. It was built by the GE Energy division of General Electric, who are its current operators.

pecification

It is a CCGT-type power station that runs on natural gas. It has one General Electric [http://www.gepower.com/prod_serv/products/gas_turbines_cc/en/h_system/index.htm H system] (9H) gas turbine with a heat recovery steam generator and a Toshiba steam turbine. It has black start capability, using a 33MWe GE LM2500 gas turbine. It connects to the National Grid at 275kV. It is 60% thermally efficient.

ee also

* Baglan
* Baglan Bay

External links

* [http://www.power-technology.com/projects/baglan/ Details]
* [http://www.gepower.com/prod_serv/products/gas_turbines_cc/en/h_system/launch.htm General Electric]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/3960173.stm Visit by the Queen and Duke and his black eye in October 2004]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/3100936.stm Power station opens in 2003]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/396347.stm Planning permission given in 1999]


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