Conoco Global Power (UK) Ltd has announced the go-ahead for a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant to be built alongside its Humber refinery in the United Kingdom. Conoco Global Power (UK) Limited is a subsidiary of Conoco Inc. Construction will begin immediately on the 730mw plant on land owned by Conoco adjacent to the company’s Humber refinery at South Killingholme, North Lincolnshire. Completion is expected in early 2004. The facility will supply steam and electricity to the Humber refinery, steam to a neighbouring refinery and electricity to the National Grid. It also will have the capacity to provide an alternative, highly efficient and competitive source of power and heat to other companies on the South Humber Bank. The Immingham CHP will substantially reduce atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), sulphur oxides (SOx), and nitrogen oxides (NOx), compared with power generation by conventional means. The plant will also make better use of certain by-products of the refining processes; reduce surplus gas flaring; and conserve water resources by using existing waste water for cooling, rather than fresh water.