VPI Immingham OCGT

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VPI Immingham OCGT

Received 25 June 2019
From Savills on behalf of Centrica PLC

Representation

The Planning Act 2008 - Section 37 ‘Applications for Orders Granting Development Consent VPI Immingham OCGT Project - Application for a New Gas-Fired Power Station and Associated Development - Land to the West of Rosper Road, South Killingholme, Lincolnshire, DN40 3DZ We are instructed by Centrica plc (‘Centrica’) to submit representations in respect of the recent Development Consent Order (DCO) by VPI Immingham B Limited (VPIB) for the “construction, operation and maintenance of a new gas-fired electricity generating station, comprising an ‘open cycle gas turbine’ (‘OCGT’), with a gross output capacity of up to 299 megawatts (‘MW’), including electrical and gas supply connections, and other associated development” on land to the north of the existing VPI Immingham Power Station, Rosper Road, South Killingholme, North Lincolnshire, DN40 3DZ. We responded to the ‘Request of Information’ form on 11 January 2019 confirming that Centrica Storage Limited (CSL) which is a subsidiary of Centrica Plc has a gas pipeline running down Rosper Road within the Highway boundary, drawings were submitted alongside the form to identify the pipe location. Rosper Road fronts onto and is part of the indicative order limits for the VPI Immingham OCGT Project. We have reviewed the information submitted with the application and Centrica wishes to ensure there will be no adverse impacts on Centrica’s pipeline as a result of this DCO application. Background Centrica is one of the world’s leading international integrated energy and services company with operations in the UK, Europe and North America and is a FTSE 100 company. Centrica is the largest supplier of gas to domestic customers in the UK and one of the largest suppliers of electricity, operating under the trading names “Scottish Gas” in Scotland and “British Gas” in the rest of the UK. Centrica secure and supply gas and electricity for millions of homes and businesses and offer a distinctive range of home energy solutions and low carbon products and services. CSL operate at the Easington Gas Terminal located on Dimlington Road, which is one of the six main gas terminals in the UK. In August 2018, CSL has been awarded a contract by the Tolmount joint venture and infrastructure partners (Premier Oil, Dana Petroleum and Humber Gathering System Limited), worth £120m, to process gas from the Tolmount field in the Southern North Sea. The contract will extend the life of CSL’s gas terminal at Easington, Yorkshire, until 2030 (Centrica, 2018). Representations Centrica requests confirmation of the pipeline route and requests clarification on how Centrica’s pipeline will be protected during construction. We request this matter is specifically addressed in the Construction Traffic Management Plan that may form part of the DCO application. Our client would be grateful to receive continued updates on the above points and how this will be addressed in the application. We would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this letter. We reserve a right to supplement these comments at a later date if necessary. Should you have any queries or wish to discuss any aspect of this representation, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Emma Andrews. Yours faithfully Raveen Matharu Graduate Planner