US headquartered engineering company Black & Veatch is to lead the development consent order process for a new 900 MW combined cycle gas turbine plant in the UK.
The Wyre Combined Cycle Project, in Fleetwood, England, was awarded to Black & Veatch by China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and Wyre Power and marks the first collaboration between Black & Veatch and CMEC.
Black & Veatch will provide engineering, environmental and planning services to help CMEC secure the development consent order and allow the project to proceed.
A development consent order is a statutory instrument granted by the UK Secretary of State to authorise the construction and development of a ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project’.
The work will be undertaken by Black & Veatch’s Environmental Services and Planning teams, drawing upon their experience from water, flood alleviation and power critical infrastructure projects.
“This project forms part of our strategic co-operation agreement with China Machinery Engineering Corporation, using our joint skills and experience to develop new build power plants around the world,” said Peter Hughes, director of business development for Europe at Black & Veatch.
“This project will provide the much needed, modern, flexible CCGT generation capacity that the country’s electricity network requires.”