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Green light for new Essex power station

Energy minister Charles Hendry will today give the go-ahead for US power firm InterGen’s proposals to construct a new 900MW gas power plant at the London Gateway Logistics Park in Coryton, Essex.

The plans are for a new £600M power station comprising of up to two cycle gas turbine plant (CCGT) generating units, each around 450MW in capacity.

Since May 2010 the government has approved 5.47GW of new generating capacity.

The proposed CCGT plant would take about three years to build, generating around 600 jobs during the construction period.

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