SSE – Lerwick Power Station 120 MW – UK - Project Profile
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Scottish & Southern Energy Plc (SSE) is planning to undertake the power plant in Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, the UK.
The project involves the construction of power plant with a capacity of 120MW. The power plant will be fuelled by either Light Fuel Oil (LFO) or natural gas, or a combination of both.
It includes the construction of a seabed power cable between Caithness and Shetland, steel-framed building to house engines, boilers, turbines, generators, transformers, offices and welfare facilities, with two 73m chimney stacks and tanks able to store up to 17,000 tonnes of light fuel oil.
The plans were proposed following extensive consultation, including two public sessions in May 2012 and June 2013, to include reclaiming part of the Bight of Vatsland and to realign the road by 20 to 30m as a part of the project.
In April 2014 Ofgem notified that the power station proposal was not acceptable, primarily on the grounds of cost. To ensure a cost effective solution, Ofgem requested to deliver a market based solution through a competitive tender process.
A public consultation was held in October, November and December 2014 - with an extended opportunity for stakeholders and interested parties to feed back their views until February 6, 2015.
SSE has been working with the energy regulator Ofgem to deliver an open, competitive process to ensure the most economic and efficient option for implementation.
Potential bidders were asked to submit Expressions of Interest and to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire by May 8, 2015 to obtain a new solution.
SSEN has awarded National Grid as contractor for the cable project.
Subjected to approvals, contracts are expected to be signed in 2017, with plant to become operational by the end of 2020.
The project involves the construction of power plant with a capacity of 120MW in Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, the UK.
The US$335 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a powerhouse
2. Construction of a substation
3. Construction of seabed power cable between Caithness and Shetland
3. Installation of new gas compressor units
4. Installation of new open cycle gas turbine
5. Laying of transmission lines
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