Construction of the new plant will take approximately 39 months, and after commissioning the plant is expected to enter commercial operation in early 2016. The facility will be built under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractby our consortium partners Alstom and Duro Feleguera.
At every stage during construction of the plant, Carrington Power will work closely with local authorities and the Environment Agency to ensure that the construction impact is carefully managed and in accordance to planning conditions. All contractors working on site are required to follow best construction, safety management practices to comply with all planning conditions and local statutory requirements, including health and safety.
During operation of the plant natural gas will be delivered via an underground pipe and electricity will be transported via existing overhead lines. Disruption to traffic will, therefore, be kept to a minimum during operation.
There will be a number of key deliveries during the construction period, such as gas turbines and generators. These deliveries will be coordinated with local police and the Highways Authority, and will take place during off-peak traffic times. A detailed ‘Workers Travel Plan’ will also be agreed with Trafford Council to minimise the impact of construction traffic on the local road network.