June 13 (Bloomberg) -- A unit at EON AG’s natural gas-fueled power station at the Isle of Grain in southeast England started, grid data show.
One unit started commercial production today, Jonathan Smith, a Coventry, England-based spokesman, said by telephone today. The 1,275-megawatt station started testing last October and was due to begin commercial power deliveries to the grid by the end of March.
Alstom SA, the world’s third-largest power-equipment maker, built the power station and said May 19 “technical issues” with generator transformers had delayed its completion. Alstom’s equipment is also used at RWE’s 1,700-megawatt Staythorpe plant near Nottingham, and its 2,000-megawatt Pembroke station in Wales.
Grain-8 at the three unit power station was producing about 423 megawatts as of 1:30 p.m. local time, grid data show. The waste heat from the power plant is planned to be piped for use at National Grid Plc’s nearby liquefied natural gas terminal.
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