ESB is investing over $1Bn with the construction of its 884MW CCGT (Combined Cycle Gas Turbine) plant at Carrington in greater Manchester.
The current energy market in the UK sees coal plants being closed down, nuclear capacity progressing slowly and renewable expanding (mostly from wind and solar). This leaves room for a reliable alternative source. ESB have identified an opportunity for expansion within the all Islands electricity market. This new plant will be able to provide reliable and efficient electricity for over 1M homes.
Started in 2013 and the plant is currently in the final stages of its commissioning ahead of commercial operation this Autumn. With nearly 5M hours worked on the plant with excellent safety and environmental performance, this is a huge engineering undertaking.
John McLoughlin, Site Manager for ESB International at Carrington Power Station, will present an overview of the plant development. He will discuss the critical aspects of this large scale project and the successes and challenges faced. Ultimately ensuring that ESB receives a reliable and flexible plant of the highest quality that has been delivered in the safest manner.
The talk will be followed by networking opportunities afterward.
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Nearest Underground station is Southwark on the Jubilee line, Blackfriars and Waterloo stations are also nearby