Salt End

Salt End

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude = 53.744081
longitude = -0.233846
official_name = Salt End

static_image_caption = Salt End Power Station seen from Paull Haven
population =
civil_parish = Preston
unitary_england = East Riding of Yorkshire
region = Yorkshire and the Humber
lieutenancy_england = East Riding of Yorkshire
constituency_westminster = Beverley and Holderness
post_town = HULL
postcode_district = HU12
postcode_area = HU
dial_code = 01482
os_grid_reference = TA165289

Salt End or Saltend is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated on the north bank of the Humber just outside the Hull eastern boundary on the A1033 road.It forms part of the civil parish of Preston.

Salt End is dominated by a BP chemical works and a gas-fired power station owned by International Power.

BP Chemical works

The BP Chemical works at Salt End produces about 600,000 tonnes of acetic acid per year, the largest manufacturer in Europe; and about 150,000 tonnes of acetic anhydride per year. Acetic acid is used in VAM, PTA esters and other intermediates and acetic anhydride is used in cellulose acetate and chemical derivatives.

BP Salt End also produces vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) which is used in paints, adhesives, floor coverings and clothing. Ethyl acetate (ETAC) is used in printing inks, glues, paints, packaging, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

In March 2007 the company announced the sale of both the VAM and ETAC plants.

alt End cogeneration plant


Saltend Power Station was commissioned in 2000 by Entergy an American power generator. It was later sold to Calpine Corporation, also an American power generator, in August 2001 for £562m. In July 2005, Salt End was [ sold] to International Power, one of the legal successors to National Power, a UK company for £500m. It acquired the station in a 70/30 share with Mitsui & Co of Japan. The site was built by Mitsubishi (MHI) and Raytheon.


The station is run on gas using single shaft 3 x Mitsubishi 701F gas Turbines machines with Alstom 400 MWe generators. The station has a total output of 1200 MW; of that 100 MW is allocated to supply BP Chemicals. Each gas turbine has a Babcock Borsig Power (BBP) heat recovery steam generator, which all lead to one steam turbine. The waste product of electricity generation is steam at the rate of about 120 tonnes/hr which is sold to BP Chemicals to use in their process. This makes Salt End one of the most efficient power stations in the UK.

External links

* [ International Power]
* [ Other CCGTs in northern England]

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