Electricity Generation Peaking Plants
Civic Engineers are working with FES Group across the country on the construction of eight gas powered energy peaking plants, each capable of generating 20MW of electricity at very short notice.
Each site consists of ten generators and transformers, associated switch rooms and welfare facilities. Site locations include: –
- Cefn Mawr – Wrexham
- Hinksford – Wolverhampton
- Rownhams – Southampton
- Hyde – Greater Manchester
- Wolves Penn – Wolverhampton
- Blackwell – Mansfield
- Doddington Park – Lincoln
- Buxton – Peak District
Civic Engineers were responsible for the design of earthworks, drainage, off-site highways works and concrete foundations. Many of the sites are located on brownfield land with challenging, heavily constrained site conditions including the presence of made ground, contaminated material, existing services and difficult topography.
Further sites will be developed under the National Grid’s ‘Short Term Operating Reserve’ (STOR) initiative.