Keadby 2

  • Category: Thermal
  • Energy type: Gas
  • Project type: Project

On 25 May 2018, SSE announced its decision to proceed with the construction of a new 840MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at Keadby 2.

SSE has partnered with Siemens to introduce first-of-a-kind, high efficiency gas-fired generation technology to the UK. Keadby 2 was first granted planning consent in 1993 and has sought a number of variations since that time to accommodate improvements in technology.

Keadby 2 decision

Further information as the project construction proceeds can be found below.

Keadby Power Station

Our existing gas-fired power station known as Keadby 1 in North Lincolnshire, England has been operating in the local area since 1996.  It has a generation capacity of 735MW.

Please click here to view it's page.

Keadby wind farm

SSE Renewables, the renewable energy development division of SSE, acquired the Keadby wind farm project in north Lincolnshire in May 2011. The project had previously been developed by the RES Group and the 34 turbine project received planning consent in 2008. Plans for the wind farm remained unchanged and we have been consulting with the local community and stakeholders to ensure they are kept informed on the project as it progresses.

For more information please visit the project's dedicated page.

More information


SSE announces investment in new gas fired power station at Keadby (29 May 2018)
SSE has announced its intention to invest £350 million in state-of-the-art technology for its new power station at Keadby.

The project, known as Keadby 2, originally granted planning permission in 1993, is expected to enter its construction phase during spring this year. Following the formation of a unique partnership with industry-leading technology provider, Siemens, the Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station will use first of its kind, high efficiency gas-fired generation technology, making the new power station the most efficient on the UK power system.

SSE, which currently owns and operates the existing gas fired power station as well as England’s largest onshore wind farm at Keadby, confirm that construction of the new power station is expected to take approximately three and a half years.

Councillor John Briggs, Ward member for Axholme North said ‘I am pleased that SSE have taken this step to make such a significant investment in the local area. I, and my ward colleague Cllr Julie Reed, look forward to engaging with SSE to ensure local communities are involved in this project. I am keen to ensure that the area is able to realise the benefits of this project, I will promote the use of our local workforce in both the construction and future operations of Keadby 2. Furthermore I will encourage the use of local steel and local contractors in the build phase. Hosting leading technology of this kind in North Lincolnshire will be an excellent opportunity’

Once operational the new power station will be capable of generating up to 840MW of electricity.

Charlie Cryans, Director of Construction for SSE, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to work with Siemens to deliver this industry leading project. An investment of this size shows SSE’s commitment to the North Lincolnshire area and we are keen to work with local stakeholders to maximise opportunities where possible’.

Gas-fired generation technology investment (25 May 2018)



Application Cover Letter
Schedule 1 - Compliance with Variation & EIA Regulations
Schedule 2 - Consultees
2017 Consent
Proposed Variation Consent
Site Location Plan
Application Site Plan
Ownership Plan
Plan - ref 105 0805 0035 01 02
Plan - ref 105 0805 0037 00 00
EIA Update Report


C Non-technical summary ES final
Application Site Plan Red Line
Carbon Capture Readiness Report (2015)
Combined Heat and Power Assessment (2015)
Consolidated Parameter Layout Plan
Planning Statement
Schedule of Proposed Consultees
Section 36 Tracked Changed
Site Location Plan
Variation Application Letter and Appendix A
Keadby II Planning Policy Appendix
Keadby II Summary Planning Policies Table

Environmental Statement - 2016

Keadby II Environmental Statement Chapters
Report Cover
Non-Technical Summary
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Project Description
Chapter 3 - Planning Policy
Chapter 4 - EIA Approach
Chapter 5 - EIA Scope
Chapter 6 - Land and Water Quality
Chapter 7 - Ecology
Chapter 8 - Noise
Chapter 9 - Air Quality
Chapter 10 - Cultural Heritage
Chapter 11 - Traffic and Transport
Chapter 12 - Socia-Economic
Chapter 13 - Landscape and Visual part 1
Chapter 13 - Landscape and Visual part 2
Chapter 14 - Cumulative and Indirect Effects
Chapter 15 - Mitigation Summary
Chapter 16 - Comparison of Effects

Keadby II Environmental Statement Annexes
Annex A - Scoping Report
Annex B - Scoping Opinion
Annex C - CCR and CHP Reports
Annex D - Land and Water part 1
Annex D - Land and Water part 2
Annex E - Ecology
Annex F - Noise
Annex G - Air Quality
Annex H - Cultural Heritage
Annex I - Traffec and Transport
Annex J - Socio-Economic Baseline
Annex K - CEMP
Annex L - Consent Drawing


AWS response
Canal response
Historic England response
HSE response
Lincs WT response
Met Office response
MOD response
National Grid response
National Air Traffic Services response
Natural England response
Environment Agency response

Proposed replacement and new overhead electric lines – Keadby 1 and Keadby 2 power

Keadby OHL screening report final
Consulation letter
Exhibition invitation letter
Information boards
Schedule 1
Regulation 5 Notice
Overhead Line Layout 1 (Coordinates)
Overhead Line Layout 2
Environmental Information Report
Planning Statement
Application Cover Letter

Keadby 2 Historic Planning documents

2016 update newsletter

2017 Consultation Responses

Keadby 2 S.36C Variation Application Consultation Responses


Keadby II Explanatory Memorandum 

Keadby II Section 36C Application Decision Letter

Keadby II Consent and Conditions

Further information

Keadby Developments Limited (owned by SSE) has made an application to the Secretary of State to vary the Keadby II consent granted on 4 November 2016 (the ‘2016 Consent’) for the construction and operation of a combined cycle gas turbine (‘CCGT’) generating station with an electrical output of up to 820 megawatts (‘MW’), on land at the existing Keadby I Power Station Site, Trent Side, Keadby, North Lincolnshire.

The Variation Application requests that the Appropriate Authority consents to vary the 2016 Consent to allow the Applicant to construct and operate a CCGT generating station with an electrical output of up to 910 MW at the Site in order to deliver higher efficiency electricity generation (the ‘Proposed Development’). The consent if granted, would also allow for a number of design changes to the Consented Development, including in relation to the location of the emissions stack, building dimensions and appearance and the removal of supplementary firing.

The documents below form the application to vary to 2016 consent:

Newspaper notice

Community newsletter

Statutory Consultee letter

Keadby 2 Application cover letter

Keadby 2 Schedule 1

Keadby 2 Original Consent

Keadby 2 2016 Consent

Keadby 2 July 2017 Tracked Consent

Keadby 2 DWD 001

Keadby 2 DWD 002

Keadby 2 DWD 003

Consolidated parameter layout plan

Condenser (cooling tower) layout 

Keadby 2 supporting statement

Keadby 2 CCGT Plant Decision Letter of November 2016

Keadby 2 CCGT Consent Variation Request - Explantatory Memorandum

Keadby 2 Suitable for publication

Single-shaft layout plan

Multi-shaft layout plan

EIA Report