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The new EU Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) comes into force with effect from 28th December 2011. In order to comply with this regulation Marchwood Power Ltd must publish information about power plant outages to provide … Continue reading

Marchwood Power recruit apprentice engineer

The following is a joint press release issued by Marchwood Power Limited and SETA Ltd: Southampton-based apprenticeship provider SETA is celebrating after Marchwood Power Limited turned to them for a new trainee engineer. Ryan Doran is part of the new … Continue reading

Official Opening of Marchwood Power

Marchwood Power, an 840MW gas-fired power station located near Southampton, was officially opened today. The station, costing £380m, was developed by ESB International (ESBI) in partnership with Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE). Marchwood Power is the first large-scale gas-fired power … Continue reading

Marchwood Power enters commercial operation

The new 840MW combined cycle gas turbine power station at Marchwood, near Southampton is now available for full commercial operation. This is the UK’s first large-scale new CCGT power station to enter commercial operation for five years. The power station … Continue reading

Development Update

The commissioning of the power station is generally running well and we remain on course to start commercial operations before the end of this year. As part of a series of comprehensive tests, we are operating the power plant for … Continue reading

Development Update

The commissioning of the power station is proceeding well. In February we were fully connected to the National Grid and we commenced commissioning of the boilers. In March, the gas turbines were “fired up” for the first time, and in … Continue reading

River Test estuary discharge statement from Marchwood Power Limited

Following scientific analysis of the white discharge in the River Test adjacent to the Marchwood Industrial Park, Marchwood Power Limited can confirm that it has been caused by jelly fish entering and exiting the station’s water intake and outfall. As … Continue reading

Station commissioning starts

The commissioning of the 842MW Marchwood Power gas-fired power station has now started. Commissioning is the final phase of work before the station runs under “normal operations” and supplies power to the National Grid, and the work involves a series … Continue reading

Development Update

We are now entering the final furlong in the station’s construction and so we should be generating electricity for around 1 million homes before the end of the summer. In February, we were fully connected to the National Grid and … Continue reading

Marchwood Power supports local schools to install solar panels

Three New Forest schools have completed the installation of new photo-voltaic panels. The schools are Applemore College, Orchard Junior in Dibden Purlieu and Hounsdown School in Totton. The new solar panels will save each school approximately £500 per year on … Continue reading

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