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Gas turbine developer seeks green light for Lincolnshire project

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The developer behind a proposed gas-fuelled power station in Lincolnshire has submitted its final plans to the Planning Inspectorate.

VPI Immingham is seeking a development consent order (DCO) for its proposed 299MW open cycle gas turbine (OCGT) facility in South Killingholme.

An OCGT uses compressed gas to fire a turbine to generate electricity.

VPI Immingham owns an existing power plant on the site and would therefore use the existing infrastructure in place for the gas turbine facility.

According to a scoping document, the OCGT dimensions are expected to be 60m in length and 30m wide, with a stack height of between 35-45m.

The Proposed Development is located mainly within the vicinity of the existing VPI Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, and extends north incorporating an undeveloped parcel of land and car park immediately north of the VPI CHP plant.

The proposal also includes plans for either an overhead or underground electrical connection to the National Grid substation located within the existing VPI CHP plant, construction of a new underground 300m gas pipeline around the east or west of the proposed site to connect to an existing gas pipeline south of the VPI CHP plant, a cooling water supply and pipeline, above ground raw water storage and fire water storage tanks.

Internal access roads and other minor infrastructure works are also included under the proposal.

The Planning Inspectorate now has 28 days to review the application and decide whether or not to accept it.

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