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Baglan Bay CCGT Power Plant

Start year

1996 (first application)

Approved by the UK government

Early 1999



Plant type

Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT)


Baglan Bay, Port Talbot, Wales, UK

Estimated investment

£300 million

Turbines shipped

December 2000

Characterisation testing

Summer 2002

Field testing

November 2002

Sponsor (Energy Park)

BP, the Welsh Development Agency and the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Lead equipment supplier

General Electric Power Systems

Turbine unit

General Electric (GE) H system gas turbine

Turbine output


Turbine efficiency

Near 60%

Turbine dimensions

12m long, 5m diameter

Turbine weight


Additional equipment

HRSG; steam supply systems with black start capability and associated auxiliaries (cooling towers; water treatment plant and back-up steam supplies)

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