Citec has received a multi-discipline engineering contract from Wärtsilä for two 50 MW Smart Power Generation plants in the UK. Wärtsilä acts as EPC contractor for the plants and supplies them to energy and services company Centrica. The plants will each include five Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas and will be located at Brigg in North East Lincolnshire and Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.

Citec, acting as principle designer, is responsible for detailed engineering done on both plants including civil, mechanical, process, electrical and safety engineering, as well as project documentation. Work on permit drawings for the Brigg plant got started in December 2016 and the architectural drawings were submitted in January. “Even though always prioritised, we pay even more attention to health and safety aspects in these projects because of the renewed CDM (Construction design management) regulations that came into force in the UK in 2015”, says Citec’s Project Manager Kjell Storback. Work on the Peterborough plant will get started in April 2017.

The plants are expected to be operational in 2018 and will be the biggest medium-speed engine-based gas power plants in the UK. Together, the plants will be capable of providing electricity for approximately 100,000 homes in less than two minutes from start to full load. The ability to start rapidly is one of the key reasons why end customer Centrica chose Wärtsilä’s power plant technology.

Wärtsilä’s press release: Wärtsilä to supply two 50 MW power plants to the United Kingdom

For more information about Citec’s plant capabilities, please contact:

Jonas Nylund
Business Development Manager, Global
Phone: +358 50 4283 774