Usk Mouth Power Stations

Usk Mouth Power Stations



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The Uskmouth power stations (also known as the Fifoots Point power stations) refers to a series of two coal-fired power station at the mouth of the River Usk in the south-east of Newport, Wales. The first of the two station, Uskmouth A power station, was built in the 1950s and demolished in the 1990s. The second station, Uskmouth B power station, was built in the 1960s. It is due for closure at the end of 2014.

An 824 megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station has been built on the site of the A station by Siemens for Severn Power, a subsidiary of DONG Energy It was initially reported that it would cost £400 million to build and create 650 construction jobs and employ 40 full-time staff. The generation of electricity is based on the use of natural gas. At an electrical efficiency of approximately 58 per cent the Power Station is one of the most efficient power plants in the UK.


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