Construction of the station took place between 2007 and 2009. A gallery of photographs of the construction phase can be found below. The plant was built under contract by Siemens plc and Siemens AG, companies with a long track record in building CCGT plants. A full range of measures were implemented to minimise the impact of construction works on the local community. Large equipment was brought to the site by water via the adjacent military port to limit traffic impacts.
During construction of the power station and the underground gas pipeline (linking Marchwood Power to the country’s national gas transmission network) a full range of measures were implemented to minimise the impact of the work on the local community. All contractors working on the site and the pipeline were required to follow best construction, safety management practices to comply with all planning conditions and local statutory requirements including health and safety.
At every stage during construction of the plant, Marchwood Power had worked closely with the local authorities and the Environment Agency to ensure that the construction impact was carefully managed and in accordance with the planning conditions.
Gallery of images from the construction of the power station