Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station

Capturing the potential of the Humber

SSE Thermal and Equinor are actively developing Keadby 3, which could become the UK’s first power station equipped with carbon capture technology by the mid-2020s.

In line with our vision for a net-zero future, SSE Thermal has committed to only build power stations with a clear route to decarbonisation. With an electrical output of up to 910MW, Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station will use natural gas as its fuel and will be fitted with a carbon capture plant to remove the CO2 from its emissions.

The UK Government recently announced its ambition for the UK to become a world-leader in CCS technology, with a target to remove 10MT of CO2 by 2030. Keadby 3 is expected to offset at least 1.5MT of CO2 – 15% of the Government’s target.

How does carbon capture and storage (CCS) work?

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a technology that can capture at least 90% of the carbon dioxide emissions produced from the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes, preventing the carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

The CCS chain consists of three parts; capturing the carbon dioxide, transporting the carbon dioxide, and securely storing the carbon dioxide emissions underground, in depleted oil and gas fields or deep saline aquifer formations.

Keadby 3 will connect to the shared infrastructure being developed through the Zero Carbon Humber partnership to transport the captured CO2 and store it safely offshore.

DCO Application

Our DCO application has now been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.

The project will enter its examination phase in the coming weeks.

Copies of all project information, including the full application, can be found below.

Further details of next steps and the planning process can be found here 

Contact us

Jade Fernandez

Stakeholder Manager

+44 7584 313526

jade.fernandez@sse.com