- Baglan Bay power station
Baglan Bay power station is a 525MWe gas-fired power station situated on Baglan Moors just west of
Port Talbotin Wales.
The power [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/41829 station] was built on the site of the former Isopropanol
BPchemicals [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.
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 turbinewith a heat recovery steam generatorand a Toshiba steam turbine. It has black startcapability, using a 33MWe GE LM2500 gas turbine. It connects to the National Grid at 275kV. It is 60% thermally efficient.
* [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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