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October 10, 2011 02:45 ET

ScottishPower to Build Cockenzie Gas-Fired Plant, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2011) - Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- After four years of battling, ScottishPower (Glasgow, Scotland) has secured the green light to build a 1,000-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant on the site of its existing coal-fired plant at Cockenzie in East Lothian, Scotland.

The project, which was voted down in 2010 by East Lothian Council, has now been cleared by the Scottish government. The existing 1,200-MW Cockenzie Power Station, which uses four ageing coal-fired generating units, will be replaced by two high-efficiency CCGT units.

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