Study 2: Staythorpe Power Station
Ventilation joined hundreds of sub-contractors at Staythorpe
Power Station at Newark in Nottinghamshire to carry
out a large scale installation project.
A total of 20 air conditioning systems were installed
by the air conditioning and ventilation company at the
£600m plant which is set to be the second largest
combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station in the
for an Italian consortium, Coolstream Ventilation installed
four systems in the water treatment building, two in
each of the four electrical buildings and two in each
of the four chemical dosing buildings.
The air conditioning systems were Ascon models manufactured
in Italy. Coolstream Ventilation installed the refrigeration
pipework to connect the indoor models to their associated
The lengths of the pipework ranged from 10 metres to
20 metres with some of the units being installed high
up in the roof space of some of the buildings. Condensing
units were positioned on the building walls externally
with the exception of the water treatment building where
the units were sited in the main internal space.
The installation project was challenging and intermittent
as it involved working with numerous contractors with
workforces of different nationalities, each with their
own projects, timescales and policies to adhere to.
Work started in November 2009 and was completed by the
end of 2010.
Staythorpe Power Station will be a compact industrial
facility located on a brownfield site that housed two
previous coal stations. Once completed, the power station
will produce enough power to cater for around two million
homes. It will reduce average annual CO2 emissions by
up to 7.5 million tonnes compared to an existing coal-fired
power station producing the same amount of electricity.