Two British MPs arrange to meet with energy minister to see if there is any hope of reviving plan by Drax and Siemens to build 290-MW biomass power plant near Port of Immingham

LOS ANGELES , November 8, 2012 () –

The possibility of reviving plans to build a 290-megawatt biomass-fired power plant near the Port of Immingham, England, will be discussed at a meeting with U.K. Energy Minister John Hayes, reported the Grimsby Telegraph on Nov. 8.

Two members of parliament, Martin Vickers and Andrew Percy have arranged to meet with the energy minister in the next few weeks to see if there is any hope that the proposal by Drax Group PLC and Siemens AG can be resurrected.

The two companies were joint-venture partners in the project, but decided to scrap their plans for the £600-million (US$958.5 million) power plant because of a lack of government subsidies, the Grimsby Telegraph reported.

The Heron Renewable Energy Plant, which would have created 150 permanent jobs and others in construction and maintenance, was to have been fueled with biomass delivered to Humber International Terminal at the port.

The energy minister agreed to meet to discuss how the project’s cancelation has affected the local economy, said Vickers, who arranged the meeting. Vickers represents Cleethorpes, and Percy represents Brigg and Goole, reported the Grimsby Telegraph.

The primary source of this article is the Grimsby Telegraph, Grimsby, England, on Nov. 8, 2012.

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