C.GEN Killingholme Ltd, the developer of the 470MW North Killingholme gas-fired power station project, is aiming to enter it into the Government’s next Capacity Market Auction that will be held in December 2017. 

The highly-flexible North Killingholme combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power project is located near the Humber port of Immingham in North Lincolnshire. It was granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change in September 2014.
Killingholme gas-fired power plant
Progress on the C.GEN project has been facilitated by the company’s recent acquisition of the adjacent Centrica Killingholme ‘A’ gas-fired power station which permanently ceased operations in March 2016.

The acquisition of Centrica Killingholme “A”, which will be demolished over the next 12-18 months, gives C.GEN Killingholme secure connections to the electrical and high pressure gas grids for its new CCGT and gives C.GEN the opportunity to develop other new energy projects on the 50 acre site.

C.GEN has appointed Credit Suisse to assist with the financing of the North Killingholme project and appointed Uniper as the project’s engineer, and C.GEN has recently embarked on the tender process for the main construction contract.

Florent Maes, C.GEN Killingholme’s project director said: “We are now in a good position with the project and we will be working hard over the coming months to be fully prepared for the Capacity Market Auction in December.  If we are successful in the Auction, we could expect to start the construction in 2018 to ensure timely completion and commercial operation by 2021.”