Plans for new South Hook power plant submitted

Plans for the latest energy facility on the shores of the Milford Haven waterway have been submitted.

The application for the South Hook combined heat and power (CHP) station have been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate to build the facility within the site boundary of the current Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant at Herbrandston.

The project’s website says that the CHP will “provide sufficient heat to replace the natural gas currently used by the LNG terminal to convert LNG back into a gaseous state.”

It says the CHP will generate enough electricity to meet the needs of 900,000 homes.

The planning inspectorate now has until June 28th to decide whether to accept the application or not. If the application is accepted, as expected, a decision on whether or not to allow permission is expected in early 2014.

Consultation events regarding the development were held last year with members of the public being generally supportive of the plans.

Several thousand jobs are expected to be created during any construction phase followed by around 30 full time facilities at the working plant.

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