Project director speaks ahead of 299MW power station event

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 18 Jul 2018

THE project director for a proposed new 299MW gas-fired power station at South Killingholme has underlined the need for the multi-million pound investment ahead of the launch of consultations tomorrow.

VPI Immingham B was revealed last week, and is planned for spare land on the existing site of the combined heat and power plant the parent company bought from Phillips 66 back in 2013. 

An open cycle gas turbine station, located off Rosper Road, it would feed from an existing gas connection. 

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Marvin Seaman, who is bringing the project forward, said: “The new power station will respond to the urgent need for new electricity generating capacity in the UK in line with government policy and will make use of land within an industrial location that benefits from proximity to gas and electricity connections and good road access, as well as having benefits for the local economy in terms of high-quality job creation and supply chain opportunities.”

The County Hotel in Immingham will hold the first consultation tomorrow, followed by South Killingholme Village Hall on Saturday. 

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Mr Seaman said: “During these sessions, local people will have the opportunity to find out more about the proposed project. As part of the consultation, members of the public will be able to talk with the project team and comment on the proposals, which will then feed into the plans and designs.”

This first stage is non-statutory consultation and will provide further information on the project at this early stage, including, the reasons for wanting to build a new power station, early design considerations, the consenting process and next steps. A further round of consultation will take place later this year when the project proposals are more developed.

The County Hall event is to be held between 1pm and 7pm, and will be replicated at South Killingholme Village Hall, between 10am and 2pm.

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