Hargreaves Jones is contracted to SSE to undertake the Commercial Lead role for SEE’s new 850-MW Keadby-2 combined-cycle gas power plant in North Lincolnshire. The £350 million project is being built by Siemens as a full turnkey solution, which will include the world’s first deployment of the 50Hertz version of its SGT-9000HL gas turbine, resulting Britain’s most fuel-efficient CCGT with an efficiency level of 63%. Also included is a 15-year long-term service contract, the first long-term programme for an HL-class gas turbine in Europe. Siemens said it will use its advanced digital service solutions, including remote monitoring and diagnostics, to help maintain the availability, reliability and optimal performance of the power plant.
Construction commenced at the site in the August 2019 to deliver what will be the second SSE combined cycle power station located at Keadby. The decision to build Keadby 2 continues without SSE securing a capacity contract in the 2018 Capacity Auction, which it said is testament to the company’s commitment to the project and trust in the technology Siemens can deliver. Commercial operation of Keadby 2 is scheduled for 2022 as coal power plant closures come into effect. It will provide flexible large-scale power generation to the UK grid.