Clouds and Clouds - Fawley Power Station
20th September, 2012 news!
Fawley Power Station which is more than 40 years old will close early 2013. The move is being made under an EU directive aimed at reducing pollution. The station, which today is owned and operated by RWE npower, is oil-fired, powered by heavy fuel oil. A pipeline connects the station to the nearby Fawley oil refinery. Because oil is more expensive than other fuels such as coal and natural gas, Fawley does not operate continuously, but comes on line at times of high demand. As Fawley is oil fired there may me a reduction to the numbers of tankers calling here. ---- RWE npower are considering a range of options for the future of the site, and in June 2011 it announced that it was investigating the possibility of developing a new distillate oil-fired open cycle gas turbine (OCGT) plant at the Fawley site but decided not to progress these plans at present but continue to reviewtheir options for the site.