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Seal Sands Power Station

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Country  England
Primary fuel  Natural gas-fired
Commission date  1997
Opened  1999
Seal Sands Power Station
Official name  Seal Sands Power Station
Location  County Durham, North East England
Operator(s)  Viking Power (1997-2004) PX Ltd (2004-present)
Similar  Forth Banks Power St, Darlington Power Station, Manors Power Station, Pandon Dene Power St, BEI‑Teesside

Seal Sands Power Station (also known as Viking Power Station) is a gas-fired gas turbine power station situated on the River Tees at Seal Sands near Billingham, in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees, which is part of County Durham, North East England.

Operations

Construction of the plant began in 1997, it was built as a collaboration between National Power and Kværner Construction, costing £25 million to construct. When it opened in the spring of 1999, it used the first Rolls-Royce Trent engine to be put into industrial service. The station uses a single 50 megawatt gas turbine, which is fueled by natural gas. Northern Electric originally supplied the gas for the station, as well as distributing the electricity generated. The plant has a 40% efficiency at 15 °C. As of September 2004, PX Limited have maintained the station, while Viking Power own the station.

References

Seal Sands Power Station Wikipedia


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