Greysteel brothers, Ciaran and Steven Devine, the men behind a proposed £80m new woodchip bioenergy plant at Lisahally, are expanding into Belfast and developing a massive new state of the art 400MW Combined Cycle Power Plant gas-fired power station on land located within the Harbour Estate.
Details of the latest Evermore Energy project, which is being carried forward under the group’s Belfast Power Ltd division, have been newly provided to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, which is currently conducting an inquiry into the electricity sector in Northern Ireland.
“When constructed, the Belfast Power plant will generate sufficient power to supply the equivalent of 400,000 homes, create over 350 construction jobs in the area and once operational it will employ a team of 20 - 30 highly skilled employees.
“Subject to planning and financing, the Power Plant would enter commercial operation in 2019,” the evidence submitted to NIAC last week revealed.
“The Belfast Power Plant will use the world class Siemens SCC-800 Combined Cycle Power Plant.
“It will bring a new supply of low carbon energy to Northern Ireland at a time when the existing fossil fuelled power stations in Northern Ireland are coming to the end of their useful life.
“This will be one of the most advanced CCGT plants of its kind anywhere in the UK and Europe,” the submission to the NIAC explains.