Environmental concerns govern design of UK gas-fired power plant

Design and construction of the Scottish Power generating station at Knapton, North Yorkshire, placed environmental considerations ahead of economic ones in important process decisions.The result is a plant that was installed in some of the most sensitive areas of the UK countryside without damaging the environment and with minimal impact on the local community.The 42-Mw generating station produces power for export to the national grid and is fueled by natural gas from four wellheads in the Vale of Pickering. Gas moves to the power plant where an RLM6000 gas turbine set is employed for power generation.The level of nitrogen oxide emissions from the gas turbine combustor was optimized in li...

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