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RWE npower – Blyth post-combustion project

Brief description:


Main developer: RWE

Country: United Kingdom

Project type: Capture

Scale: Large

Status: Cancelled

Industry: Coal Power Plant

MW capacity: 2400

Capture method: Post-combustion

Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Not decided

Volume: 3 million tonnes/CO2


RWE npower prepared a feasibility study for a potential scheme to build and operate a 2400MW supercritical, "clean coal" power station on the site of the former Blyth Power Station at Cambois, Northumberland. The plant would have captured around 3 million tonnes of CO2 per annum, and would have incorporated technology to burn up to 10% of biomass to further reduce emissions.

In November 2009, the company announced that it had abandoned plans for the power station, citing economic conditions. No further developments have been announced for the site.

RWE statement on Blyth Power Station

Contact info

Main developer: RWE

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