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Ballylumford CCGT Plant

Output

600MW

Plant type

Combined cycle gas turbine

Location

Ballylumford, Northern Ireland

Start of operations

End of Q2 2003

Estimated investment

£200 million

Plant owner

Premier Power Ltd

Gas supply

Centrica

Project management

PB Power

Contractor

Ansaldo Energia

Retaining wall

Shotcrete Soilnail retaining wall constructed by Gunform International Ltd. (sprayed concrete with two layers of reinforcing bar and soil nail anchors)

Gas turbines

Two Siemens V94.2 gas turbines and one Siemens V64.3A gas turbine combined cycle unit

Thermal efficiency

54%

Fall-back efficiency

35% for 'open cycle' operation

Fuel

North Sea natural gas primary, low sulphur distillate liquid backup

Electricity generation

15kV and 18kV medium voltage, stepped up to 275/110kV for underground transmission
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