Blackburn Mill power station

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Blackburn Mill power station is a 60-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Lancashire County, United Kingdom.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Blackburn, Lancashire County, United Kingdom.

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In 2021 Drax Group sold its existing gas plant portfolio, including Blackburn Mill.[1] The transaction sold Drax Generation Enterprise Ltd. to VPI Holding Ltd.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: VPI Power Ltd[2]
  • Parent company: Vitol[3]
  • Location: Blackburn, Lancashire County, United Kingdom
  • Coordinates: 53.7182, -2.5372 (exact)[4]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 60 MW
    • Gas-fired[5] combined cycle[5], 60 MW[5] (start-up in 2011)[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. Drax Cancels Plan to Build Europe’s Largest Natural Gas Power Plant, Green Tech Media, Feb 26, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Drax sells fleet of UK gas plants to Vitol subsidiary, S&P Global, Dec 15, 2020
  3. Gas and Power, Vitol, accessed Apr 13, 2021
  4. Google Maps accessed January 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy