Introduction

Welcome to the South Hook CHP website. We hope you find the information contained within useful.

Qatar Global Ventures Ltd., ExxonMobil Power Ltd. and Total Gas and Power Business Services S.A.S. (together the Developers) have applied for development consent to construct and operate a combined heat and power (CHP) plant within the existing boundary of the South Hook Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal (the LNG Terminal).

The Developers have identified an opportunity to provide high efficiency, low-carbon energy to the UK by building a CHP plant within the existing boundary of the LNG Terminal. The CHP plant will be designed to make highly efficient use of the heat it produces. All the power generated by the CHP plant will be either exported to the electricity grid, or will replace power currently imported by the LNG Terminal. Building the CHP plant will produce enough electric power to supply up to 900,000 homes, and significantly reduce gas utilisation by the LNG Terminal.
A number of aspects of the detailed design remain under consideration and no firm decision has yet been taken to proceed with the project.

Formal consultation with statutory consultees and the general public was undertaken between 15 August 2012 and 16 April 2013 and is now closed. An application for a development consent order was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on 31 May 2013 and was accepted by PINS on 26 June 2013. The project will now undergo examination by PINS, as described elsewhere on this website. The PINS examination process provides further opportunities for parties that have registered an interest with PINS to comment further on the proposal.

Your views are important to us and you can contact us using the methods set out on the ‘How to keep informed’ section of this website.