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UK: Timms Welcomes Investment In Cleaner Coal Technology

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Posted by gfoat on Jan 21, 2004 - 06:28 AM

Government consent for construction of flue gas desulphurisation plant at Rugeley Power Station, Staffordshire Stephen Timms, Minister for Energy, today approved a proposal from Rugeley Power Ltd to fit a flue gas desulphurisation plant at its 1000 MW coal-fired power station at Rugeley in Staffordshire. The new plant will have a dual role. The flue gas desulphurisation plant will be designed and operated as a chemical absorption process. Injection of a limestone slurry will remove over 90% of the sulphur dioxide from the combustion gases and produce de-sulpho gypsum which is heavily used in the building trade.

In a Written Ministerial Statement, Mr Timms said:

"I have today granted consent under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to Rugeley Power Limited for the construction of flue gas desulphurisation plant at the 1,000 MW coal-fired power station at Rugeley in Staffordshire. Planning permission for the plant has also been deemed to be granted, subject to 47 planning conditions agreed with the Staffordshire County Council, the Cannock Chase District Council and the Lichfield District Council.

Copies of the Press Notice and decision letter are being placed in the Library of the House." See the DTI Site [1] for more information.


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