Gateway Energy Centre
InterGen is proposing to develop a modern up to 1,250-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station within the London Gateway Logistics Park, next to the London Gateway Port on the north bank of the River Thames in Essex.
InterGen already operates successfully the existing 800 MW Coryton gas-fired power station approximately one kilometer from the proposed Gateway Energy Centre site. The new power station is carbon capture ready.
InterGen received Section 36 planning consent for the Gateway Energy Centre Project from the Department of Energy and Climate Change in August 2011 and a revised consent in November 2014. An application to further vary the planning consent was submitted to the Department of Energy and Climate change in February 2016, the details of which are included in the Gateway Energy Centre Downloads page.
The Gateway Energy Centre Project is targeted to be operational by around 2020.
Over the coming years, London Gateway is expected to become the most advanced deep-sea container port in the UK, capable of handling three and a half million cargo containers annually.
The London Gateway Logistics Park will serve the Port and offer nine million square feet of advanced business space for distribution and manufacturing companies.Information about the wider development of London Gateway can be found at www.londongateway.com.
The power station development will be able to supply all of the necessary power for the Port and Logistics Park as well as export enough electricity to the National Grid to power around one million homes. InterGen is also able to supply waste heat from the proposed energy center to local businesses.