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E.ON Shelves £1.5 Billion Kingsnorth Coal-Fired Plant Replacement, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND -- (Marketwire) -- 10/12/09 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- E.ON AG (OTC:EONGY) (Dusseldorf, Germany) has shelved plans to update the Kingsnorth coal-fired plant in Rochester, England, a project estimated to be worth £1.5 billion ($2.4 billion). The company claimed that the decision to pull the plug on the addition of two new units (#5 and #6) totalling 1,600 megawatts (MW) to replace four aging units was caused by the global recession and a decrease in electricity demand. Kingsnorth is also the site chosen by E.ON for the proposed U.K. carbon capture and storage (CCS) pilot, the future of which remains in doubt.

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