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Eggborough Power Station Has New Owners

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sale Of Eggborough Power Station Is Good News For Power And Construction Workers At The Plant Says GMB

Station generates 4% of the UK's power so we will seek to find out what the new owners will do in the long term, as nothing has yet been decided over its long term future as a power generator says GMB

GMB, the union for energy and engineering construction workers, commented on the news of the sale that Eggborough Power Station has been sold to Czech energy group. See notes to editors for report in Selby Online News.

Phil Whitehurst GMB National Officer for Construction said “This is good news, not only for the core full time employees who work there, but also for the supply chain of subcontractors who both repair and maintain the aging coal fired Power Station throughout its day to day operation.

As this Station generates 4% of the UK's power, GMB plan to find out what the new owners will do with the station in the long term, as nothing has yet been released over its long term future as a power generator.”

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Contact Phil Whitehurst 07968 338810 or GMB press office 07921289880

Notes to editors

Report in Selby online

Eggborough Power Station sold to Czech energy group

Selby Online News

First published on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 12:20 / Last updated on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 12:32

The future of a troubled Selby area power plant looks significantly safer today after the announcement of its acquisition by a Czech energy firm.

Eggborough's coal-fired power station which supplies approximately 4% of the all the UK's power needs is set to by purchased by Energetický a prùmyslový (EPH), subject to regulatory approval by the European Commission.

Approximately 800 people are employed at Eggborough, with around 300 of those on a full-time basis.

The plants's future had looked bleak following a government decision, in February this year, to reject a bid for funds to convert to biomass.

 

 

 

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