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New £20m power station step closer

An artists impression of how the bio-waste plant could look from the north east, across the canal

An artists impression of how the bio-waste plant could look from the north east, across the canal

BUILDING work on a £20m renewable power station at Shoreham Port should begin by the end of the year.

Formal planning consent has just been issued to Edgeley Green Power, following Adur District Council approving the new small renewable combined heat and power generating facility in May last year.

The legal agreement means the specialist renewable energy company will have to monitor air quality, provide an apprenticeship for a school leaver and, wherever possible, recycle the excess heat by diverting it to businesses.

Chief executive Mike Reynolds said: “We are very pleased to have received the decision notice from the local authority which means we can now progress the construction of our £20m power station.

“We will start the site surveys shortly and plan to start the building works by the end of this year. We aim to be fully operational by the end of 2015.”

The facility will be built on a one-acre site next to the existing Shoreham Power Station, on Fishersgate Terminal. Once the power station opens for business, 20 permanent jobs are set to be created.

 

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