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Black & Veatch to Lead DCO Process for New 900 MW CCGT in the UK

Redhill, UK
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wyre project marks first UK collaboration between Black & Veatch and China Machinery Engineering Corporation

Black & Veatch will lead the development consent order (DCO) process for a new 900 megawatt (MW) combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) project.

The Wyre Combined Cycle Project – in Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK - was awarded to Black & Veatch by China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and Wyre Power Limited. Black & Veatch will provide engineering, environmental and planning expertise to help CMEC secure the DCO and allow the project to proceed. 

 “This project forms part of our strategic co-operation agreement with CMEC, using our joint skills and experience to develop new build power plants around the world,” commented Peter Hughes, Director of Business Development (Europe), Black & Veatch. “This project – which marks our first collaboration with CMEC in the UK - will provide the much needed, modern, flexible CCGT generation capacity that the country's electricity network requires,” added Hughes.

A Development Consent Order is a statutory instrument granted by the Secretary of State to authorise the construction and development of a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. The work will be undertaken by Black & Veatch's Environmental Services and Planning teams, drawing upon their experience from water, flood alleviation and power critical infrastructure projects.

China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), founded in 1978, is China`s first large engineering and trade company.

 

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