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Powergens power play

POWERGEN has applied for outline planning permission for a second power station at Killingholme, near Grimsby.

The 300 million project involves a 700 MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) at the site of the existing Killingholme Power

Station.

The first power station, a 900 MW CCGT, was let as a turnkey contract to Siemens, which finished work in 1993. It is understood that the latest scheme will again be let as a turnkey contract and opened up to international tenderers.

The section 36 application will be considered by the local authority and the government, which will make the final decision. This process is expected to take between six and nine months.