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Plans unveiled for £280 million Belfast Power Station

Plans unveiled for £280 million Belfast Power Station

Public consultation is underway on plans to develop a state-of-the-art, gas-fired power station at Airport Road West in the Belfast Harbour Estate.

Belfast Power Limited is carrying out pre-application community consultation on its proposed 480 megawatt gas-fired Belfast Power Station project in the Belfast Harbour Estate.

Belfast Power Station represents a significant shift towards low-carbon generation in Northern Ireland and when developed will provide electricity to over 500,000 homes and businesses.

It will involve a private investment of over £280 million and create over 700 jobs during construction.  When operational, the plant will require 50 highly skilled employees.

It is intended that a planning application for the project will be submitted in early 2017.

Ciaran Devine, Director of Belfast Power Ltd. said:

“We are delighted to be bringing forward an exciting project that will represent a significant shift towards low-carbon electricity generation in Northern Ireland.

“The Belfast Power Station is good news for the local economy and will also help to achieve security of electricity supply.

“We have chosen an industrial site in the Belfast Harbour Estate that is earmarked for energy development and is well suited to this type of project.

“We are keen to consult the public before we submit a planning application to the Department for Infrastructure.  All the feedback received will be reviewed by the project team and considered in the design process.

“We would encourage anyone with an interest in the project to get in touch to find out more.”

As part of Belfast Power Limited’s PACC process, members of the public should provide feedback on the proposal before Monday 30th January 2017.  This can be done online at www.belfastpower.com or in writing to Strategic Planning, 1 Pavilions Office Park, Holywood, Co. Down, BT18 9JQ.

 

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