Langage power station in Devon, UK, has been sold as part of a £318million deal. EPH, a leading Central European energy group that owns and operates assets in the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Germany, Italy, the UK, Hungary and Poland, has acquired Langage and the South Humber Bank combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations from Centrica, the parent company of British Gas.
The combined capacity of the two power stations is 2.3 GW. They will be managed by EP UK Investments Ltd (EP UK), representing the UK interests of EPH. The acquisition is part of EPH’s strategy to extend its presence in the UK, where EPH already owns Eggborough and Lynemouth power stations.
At the Eggborough site, the company is developing a new gas powered plant with a capacity of up to 2500 MW. The Lynemouth power plant is converting to combustion of biomass, which is expected to produce approximately 2.3 TWh of electricity with low carbon emissions.
A spokesman for EPH said: “Langage has a key role to play in helping secure the UK's energy requirements over the coming years, and we aim to ensure ongoing safe and reliable operation of the plant.”