New £710m gas-fired plant opened in UK

A new 880MW gas-fired power station has officially been opened in Greater Manchester. The £710 million development at Carrington has the capacity to provide power to more than one million homes and businesses. It has also created 40 permanent jobs on site. Operator Carrington Power, a subsidiary of ESB, claims it is one of the […]

Siemens signs €8bn power deal with Egypt

Siemens has received orders worth €8 billion (£5.9bn) to boost power generation in Egypt. The German engineering giant will build three combined cycle gas-fired power plants – with a total capacity of 14.4GW – as well as up to 12 wind farms which will include around 600 turbines, generating 2GW of electricity. The total capacity […]

Fire-hit Didcot power plant due back by Wednesday

The fire-ravaged gas power plant Didcot B could be back up and running by Wednesday, a spokesperson for npower confirmed today. More than 20 fire engines were called to the blaze at the Oxfordshire power station a week ago. A spokesperson for the supplier told ELN: “We hope to get it online by Wednesday… Obviously this […]