Pembroke power project

RWE npower has awarded Alstom approximately €1bn to design and build the UK’s largest gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Pembrokeshire, Wales.


RWE npower has awarded Alstom approximately €1bn (£0.9bn) to design and build the UK’s largest gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Pembrokeshire, Wales.



The new power plant will have an output of approximately 2,000MW, supplying power to around three million households.



It will include five Alstom GT26 turbines and accompanying core components supplied by Alstom.



According to Alstom, the plant will be able to be run as efficiently at low load as at full capacity during peak hours, allowing the operator to respond to fluctuating energy demands.



This project is the second that Alstom has signed with RWE npower in the UK. In 2007 Alstom was awarded a contract for the gas-fired 1,650MW Staythorpe power plant, which is currently under construction in Nottinghamshire.



In the UK, Alstom is also building Centrica’s Langage and E.ON’s Grain power plants. Including the Pembroke plant, these four power plants are expected to add close to 6GW of power to the UK grid.