Stallingborough Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) generating plant and Carbon Capture Plant (CCP)

Project information

About the project

Type of application: Generating Stations

Name of applicant: RWE Generation UK plc

The project comprises the construction and operation of the Stallingborough CCGT generating plant and CCP which is anticipated to generate approximately 900 megawatts of electricity. Natural gas will be transported to the Main Site by a pipeline from the Ulceby and Habrough area in an easterly direction. Electricity will be supplied from the Main Site into the grid by a new electrical connection leading in a southerly direction to the existing West Grimsby substation. The Stallingborough CCGT generating plant and CCP is located within land owned by the Applicant’s Group, whereas the route for the natural gas pipeline and electricity connection, which is owned by a number of third parties, will be determined as part of the route selection and iterative environmental impact assessment processes. The potential cooling water infrastructure would be located within the Humber estuary where the foreshore is owned by the Crown Estate and the potential laydown area at the RWE CHP Grimsby site is under RWE ownership. The Main Site will be fitted with carbon capture equipment and carbon dioxide will be transported to offshore geological storage under the north sea and this transport and storage is expected to utilise the separate Viking CCS pipeline (PINS case reference EN070008). A connection between the Main Site and the Viking CCS pipeline will be delivered as a part of a separate project and consenting process.

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Project stage

This project is at the pre-application stage.

The application is expected to be submitted between Oct and December 2025.

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The applicant must publish that the application has been accepted by us. They include when and how parties can register to get involved. The time period for registering is set by the applicant but must be no less than 28 days.

The pre-examination stage usually takes about 3 months.

What happens during the pre-examination stage.
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The Examining Authority will ask questions about the proposed development. The applicant and anyone who has registered to have their say can get involved and submit comments at each deadline in the timetable. You can also attend hearings that may take place. This stage takes up to 6 months.

What happens at the examination stage?
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The Examining Authority writes its recommendation report. This must be completed and sent to the relevant Secretary of State within 3 months of the end of examination stage.

Making a recommendation.
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The decision stage is when the relevant Secretary of State then reviews the report and makes the final decision. They have 3 months to make a decision.

Who makes the final decision.
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What happens after the decision is made

Once the Secretary of State has made a decision, there is a 6 week period where people can challenge the decision in the high court. This is called a judicial review.

What you can do after the decision has been made.
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Project location

The main site for the CCGT generating plant and CCP is approximately 4km south east of Immingham.

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