Alstom agrees deal to upgrade RWE Generation gas turbines

Alstom has agreed a deal to upgrade nine gas turbines in UK power stations owned by the energy firm RWE Generation. The engineers claims the upgrades at the 2,200 MW Pembroke and 1,650 MW Staythorpe sites will increase the performance and efficiency of the GT26 turbines they use. The agreement also includes a maintenance programme […]

EU legal action over new Pembroke gas plant

The European Commission has launched an investigation into the UK Government’s approval of a new £1billion gas power station in Wales following a complaint from campaigners. The Welsh branch of environmental group, Friends of the Earth Cymru, claims wastewater from the Pembroke gas plant in Wales (pictured) could have an adverse effect on the local […]

npower opens Pembroke gas plant

One of the  biggest CCGT plants in Europe has been opened by npower in Pembroke, North Wales. Vicky Ellis reports on the future of the plant and whether it’s the last example of huge investment from energy companies until there is more political certainty from the Energy Bill.

New Energy Minister promises clarity & purpose

Just days into the role of Energy Minister after the Cabinet reshuffle, John Hayes MP promises he’s the man to give certainty to investors at the launch of Pembroke gas power station in Wales.

More Pembroke-style gas projects will put “pressure” on gas market

It looks increasingly likely the UK will see more projects like the new gas power station in Pembroke, say analysts, which could have a notable impact on the gas market. Yesterday npower officially opened its new efficient Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plant in Wales (pictured). Analysts suggest policies such as the carbon floor price […]

Blog: the new Energy Minister begins his charm offensive

An eye-catching magenta tie, arms flung wide, a few breezy jokes: this was one of the first public outings of John Hayes in his new role as Energy Minister. He kicked off the charm offensive at the launch of Pembroke Power Station by dispensing with a pre-prepared speech, instead seeming to freestyle a set of […]