A 299MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station proposed to be built with an investment of £300m on the Wrexham Industrial Estate in the UK has been given the green light by the Planning Inspectorate.
Wrexham Power is the company which has been pushing for the approval of the power station dubbed as Wrexham Energy Centre since three years. The process had involved consultation with local public along with Planning Inspectorate’s assessment of the project on behalf of the government.
Wrexham Power is a joint venture between Glenfinnan, a property investment firm and St Modwen, a regeneration specialist.
The gas-fired power plant which will be built at Kingmoor Park South is expected to create about 500 jobs during the 3-year construction stage. Once operational, the power station will have 30 permanent jobs.
The CCGT is expected to bring down Wrexham Industrial Estate’s dependence on imported energy, besides boosting its energy security, Daily Post reported.
The Wrexham Energy Centre will feature various buildings and integral infrastructure elements. It will house up to two turbine halls for the gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators, a steam turbine hall, an air-cooled condenser, a demineralised water plant, a heat interface building along with an electrical switchyard and transformers.