£1billion Pembroke Power Station officially opened
1:10pm Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
The £1billion Pembroke Power Station was officially opened this morning (Wednesday), following nearly three years of construction and commissioning on the major project.
The 2,000MW RWE npower station will generate enough power for around three and a half million homes and is one of Europe's largest and most efficient combined cycle gas turbine plants.
Energy minister John Hayes MP attended the event along with parliamentary under secretary of state for Wales Stephen Crabb MP, who returned to Pembrokeshire for one of his first major engagements since the cabinet reshuffle.
Station manager Steve Glover said: "We started construction not quite three years ago, when you consider where we are now, and everything that goes into the construction of a major £1billion project like this it's a tremendous achievement for everybody that's been involved."
Mr Crabb said the project marked "the arrival of Pembrokeshire as the key energy hub for the UK."
"This represents a massive investment not just in Pembrokeshire but in the Welsh economy, a £1billion investment creating 100 permanent high quality jobs here, that's why its a major news story," he added.