UK Combined cycle plant approved


The UK government has green-lit a new combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station in Middlesborough, making it the third UK project of its kind to be approved in 2019.

The planned £700 million Tees combined cycle power plant (Tees CCPP) is expected to have a maximum generating capacity of up to 1,700MW, and will generate enough power for up to 1.5 million UK households.

The new plant would make use of existing grid connections on the site of a retired site at Teesside Power Station. Approximately 1000 jobs will be created in the area during the construction pphase, and a further 150 operational staff on a permanent basis