InterGen is proposing to develop, construct and operate a modern up to 1,250-megawatt (MW) energy centre within the London Gateway Logistics Park, next to the London Gateway Port on the north bank of the River Thames in Essex. InterGen built and continues to operate the existing 800 MW Coryton gas-fired combined cycle power station which is located approximately one kilometre from the proposed Gateway Energy Centre site.
Gateway Energy Centre will consist of either (i) a gas-fired combined cycle power station with up to two CCGT units or (ii) a gas fired power station with one combined cycle unit and/or one or more open cycle gas turbine (‘OCGT’) units (with the OCGT unit(s) having a combined output of less than 300MW) and/or a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) with a rated electrical output of up to 1.3GWh (320MW). The proposed combined cycle 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 with revised consents received in November 2014 and August 2016. An application to further vary the planning consent to incorporate the Battery Energy Storage System was submitted to the Department of Energy and Climate change in June 2019, the details of which are included in the Gateway Energy Centre Downloads page at the link below.
Gateway Energy Centre will bring significant local benefits, including:
- Approximately 1,500 direct and indirect construction jobs;
- Up to 60 permanent skilled, long-term, direct and indirect jobs will be created during the operational phase; and
- A variety of local supplier and service businesses will be used to support the project throughout construction and operations.