Oil giant BP has been given the green light by Scottish ministers to build a new gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Kinneil oil terminal in Grangemouth. The terminal processes crude oil sent from North Sea platforms via the Forties Pipeline System (FPS). Kinneil requires steam for heat energy to drive oil separation processes. The Scottish government said the site was a “strategic piece of oil and gas industry infrastructure”. It is based next to the Grangemouth petrochemical complex. The output of the plant is expected to be 159 MWe (megawatts electric) and up to 400 temporary jobs could be created during construction.
BBC 23rd March 2016 read more »
More than a century of coal-fired power in Scotland has come to an end, with generators at Longannet power station in Fife switched off for the last time. Scotland’s only remaining coal-fired plant has shut after 46 years of production, with operators ScottishPower citing high carbon taxes and transmission charges.
Herald 25th March 2016 read more »