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December 23, 2009 23:00 ET

RWE and Shell to Build Welsh CCS Plant, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - December 23, 2009) - Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- RWE npower (Swindon, England) has enlisted the help of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (The Hague, Netherlands) to implement what it claims will be the U.K.'s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The companies will install the Cansolv integrated sulphur-dioxide and carbon-dioxide capture unit at the 1,500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired Aberthaw power station in South Wales, but will face stiff competition, as Scottish and Southern Energy plc (PINKSHEETS: SSEZY) (SSE) (Perth, Scotland) has plans for a 5-MW CCS demonstration plant at the Ferrybridge coal-fired power station near Castleford in Yorkshire.

Other companies featured: Centrica plc (PINKSHEETS: CPYYY)

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