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.

Railway Wharf Delivery Schedule:

As part of the development of Keadby 2, and in line with SSE’s planning consents, Mammoet is delivering major critical items of plant and equipment for the power station via Railway Wharf from February 2020 to September 2020. During this time, there will be durations where access to the Keadby Lock will be restricted.

Please see the latest delivery schedule here.

While every attempt will be made to maintain and update this schedule, please check with Keadby Lock on VHF Channel 74 or by dialling 07814 766717 for the latest updates and vessel movements, as per notices issued by the Canals and Rivers Trust.

Keadby 2 decision

We held some drop in sessions in September 2018 to let residents and other stakeholders know about the final Keadby 2 project and the construction phase. Please see the 'Drop in sessions' section below for more information.

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 its page.

Keadby wind farm

Keadby Wind Farm, in North Lincolnshire became fully operational in summer 2014. It has 34 turbines, making it England’s largest onshore wind farm. The project was developed by RES Group, and acquired by SSE in May 2011. The project took almost two years to construct and commission, which included the installation of the North Pilfrey Bridge, allowing construction traffic to bypass the neighbouring villages.

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)



Keadby 2 explanatory memorandum for variation of 010319 FIN (003)
Keadby 2 varied section 36 consent (corrected 130319)
Keadby II S.36c Variation Correction of Error Letter 130319
190305 - 2941J - Keadby 2 Notice of Decision
Keadby II Decision Letter - 1 March 2019
Explanatory Memorandum

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
Regulation 5 Notice

Consultee Responses

Highways England
Historic England
Local Resident
National Grid
North Lincolnshire Council


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


In May this year, SSE announced its intention to invest £350 million in building the new 840MW Keadby 2 power station. The main EPC (Engineering, Planning and Construction) contractor for the development will be Siemens. Work is expected to begin on site in early Autumn 2018 with construction expected to take approximately 3 and a half years.

In September, we held some drop in sessions for local stakeholders to find out more about the Keadby 2 project and the construction phase. The information that was exhibited at these events is available here.