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VPI Immingham B Ltd announce plans to build a new gas-fired power station

VPI Immingham B Ltd (“VPIB”), a wholly owned subsidiary of VPI Holding Ltd which owns and operates VPI Immingham CHP Plant, has announced plans to build a new gas power station at its Rosper Road site in North Lincolnshire.

The VPI Immingham Open Cycle Gas Turbine (‘OCGT’) project would have a generating capacity of up to 299 megawatts (‘MW’) and include a new gas supply pipeline. OCGT power stations are extremely flexible, capable of rapid start up, and are therefore able to respond to shortfalls on the grid, usually at times of peak demand. The proposed OCGT power station would be located immediately to the north of the VPI Immingham CHP Plant.

Due to the size of the project, it is classed as a ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project’ and requires a DCO under the Planning Act 2008. The DCO process is administered on behalf of the Secretary of State by the Planning Inspectorate. Further information on the DCO process can be found at the Planning Inspectorate’s website.

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