South Hook power plant consultation unveiled
1:58pm Thursday 20th September 2012 in News
Pembrokeshire could soon be home to yet another major energy development, as proposals for a combined heat and power plant (CHP) at South Hook are revealed.
A major public consultation exercise has now been launched for the proposed South Hook CHP plant located within the site of the current LNG terminal.
The development would cement the county's role as an energy capital, following on from the recent completion of Pembroke Power Station across the haven.
Natural gas would be combusted in the plant's turbines, producing up to 300MW of energy, supplemented by up to a further 200MW generated by powering steam turbines using surplus heat.
Further waste heat would then be used to vaporise liquified natural gas at the terminal.
Qatar Petroleum International, ExxonMobil Power and Total Gas and Power Ventures have launched the pre-application public engagement exercise for the plant, which is expected to have a capacity of up to 500MW.
The developers say the plant would produce enough energy to supply up to 900,000 homes and would reduce carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to taking almost one million cars off the road.
If the project goes ahead, several hundred jobs will be created during the construction phase with a further 30 jobs continuing when it becomes operational.
The plant would produce enough energy to power the current LNG terminal as well as exporting further electricity to the grid.
The public exhibition stage of the consultation process will begin at Herbandston village hall on Monday, and will be followed by eight further events in the surrounding up to October 4th.
Details will also be available online and at several public buildings around the county.