SSE to close Ferrybridge coal power station

Energy company SSE has confirmed it will close its coal-fired power plant in West Yorkshire by March next year. It said costs at the 48-year old Ferrybridge power station have been rising due to its age and the UK’s environmental policies – and is forecast to lose £100 million in the next five years. The […]

Ferrybridge fire under control

The blaze at Ferrybridge coal power station was brought under control “as of this morning”, according to the plant’s owner SSE. Thick clouds of smoke were visible yesterday after the fire began at around 2pm. Around 60 firefighters attended the scene. SSE revealed the “serious fire” may have started in unit 4 of the plant, […]

Ferrybridge aflame

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SSE start capturing carbon

Energy provider SSE has officially opened its carbon capture and storage plant at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire. The project, which is a collaboration with Doosan Power Systems and Vattenfall, is the first of its size to be integrated into a live power plant in the UK and captures 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide per day […]

UK rekindles CCS affair with first pilot plant

Power supplier SSE has opened the UK’s first carbon capture plant, built at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire. The project is a collaboration between SSE, Doosan Power Systems and Vattenfall and is the first of its size to be integrated into a live power plant in the UK. The plant bridges an important gap between small […]