South Humber Bank Energy Centre

EP UK Investments (EPUKI) acquired South Humber Bank Power Station from Centrica in 2017.  The existing Power Station site includes a twin Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant and its cooling water pumping station, and areas of undeveloped land.

EP UK Investments owns and operates a number of power stations in the UK, including a 2,000-megawatt (‘MW’) coal-fired power station at Eggborough in North Yorkshire ( which closed in April 2018 and where an application for a new 2,500 MW gas-fired power station is being promoted) as well as Langage power station ( also recently acquired from Centrica) and Lynemouth power station, which has been converted to biomass.

We are proposing to submit a planning application, supported by an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), for the development of an Energy Centre powered by Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) on land within the existing Power Station site. The Project is known as the South Humber Bank Energy Centre.

The South Humber Bank Energy Centre would support around 50 permanent jobs and be capable of operating for around 30 years. This considerable investment, of around £300m, follows a recent major investment in the existing South Humber Bank Power Station to extend its operational life.

The Application

We plan to submit an application later this year after completing the necessary assessments and designs. The planning application will need to be supported by a number of documents including an Environmental Statement, design drawings, technical reports and a summary of the consultation we have undertaken.  Consultation events to introduce the Project were held on the following dates:

Thursday 13 September, Healing Manor Hotel, Healing, DN41 7QF, 2:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday 14 September, Europarc Innovation Centre, Innovation Way , Grimsby, DN37 9TT, 9:30am – 3:30pm

The exhibition boards displayed at the events are available to view on the documents page.

Project Timeline

EIA Scoping  July / August 2018

Public Consultation – September 2018

Submission late 2018

Anticipated Decision – early 2019

Operational – 2022

How to Comment

Consultation on the pre-application public consultation information has now closed. 

There will be an a future opportunity to comment on the application once it has been formally submitted.

This website will be updated as the Project progresses.

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