Coryton Power Station

Coryton Power Station is a 732 MW gas-fired power station named after the nearby Petroplus Coryton Refinery in Thurrock.


The site is run by Coryton Energy Ltd. It opened in 2002 and was built by Bechtel, is owned by Intergen, based in Burlington, Essex, and cost £470 million.


It is a CCGT type power station that uses natural gas. It has two ABB Alstom GT26 gas turbines from which the exhaust gas leads to two heat recovery steam generators. These power one steam turbine. The station connects to the National Grid at the nearby 400 kV Coryton South substation.

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