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  4. Union disappointment as Welsh CHP plant announces closure

Union disappointment as Welsh CHP plant announces closure

23 Mar 2012

Energy union Prospect has expressed deep disappointment at the decision by GDF SUEZ / International Power to close its 210 MW Shotton combined heat and power plant in North Wales by the end of 2012.

In a statement, Prospect negotiator Tony Hammond said: “Today’s news is a blow both for the individuals involved and historically because of the role Shotton has played in powering local industries.

“At a time when the UK also faces the closure of several large coal-fired power stations between now and the end of 2015, we have to question who will supply the peaking capacity of the future?