Power plant in North Lincolnshire will capture up to 1.5MT of carbon each year

Grant Shapps has given the green light for the construction of the first UK power station equipped with technology to capture carbon from its emissions. 

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy yesterday granted development consent for the Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station in the Humber. 


The existing Keadby site in North Lincolnshire

The gas power plant, which is being developed jointly by SSE Thermal and Equinor, will generate 910MW in electrical output. 

It was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in June 2021 and was recommended for approval this September. 

The Planning Inspectorate’s interim chief executive, Navees Rahman said it had “listened and gave full consideration to all local views and the evidence gathered during the examination before making its recommendation to the secretary of state”. 

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The power plant could be operational by 2017 and will have the ability to capture up to 1.5MT of carbon annually, which will be sent through shared CO2 pipelines being developed through the East Coast Cluster, with emissions stored under the Southern North Sea. 

The design of the plant will be led by a consortium of Aker Solutions, Siemens Energy and Doosan Babcock.