BP chooses cogeneration for Scottish oil terminal

BP has applied to the Scottish government to build a combined heat and power plant at Kinneil Oil Terminal in Grangemouth.
The plan is to use the gas fired combined heat and power unit to utilise dry gas already produced on site but currently surplus to existing requirements to generate all the electricity BP needs to operate the entire complex.

The BP Exploration Operating Company which runs the oil stabilisation plant has applied to the Scottish Government for planning permission – but Falkirk Council as the local planning authority has been consulted and will have to agree the details before it is allowed to go ahead.

Officers have already confirmed the application site is an appropriate location for the proposed CHP and recommended a number of conditions that should be imposed if Scottish Ministers grant a detailed permission for the development.

The council will also require additional information regarding design, contamination, site restoration, drainage and flooding issues.

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