RWE halts development at Tilbury

RWE has decided to freeze the development of Tilbury Energy Centre, based on current market conditions and project costs.

The company had been planning for a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station with capacity of up to 2.5GW, a 100MW battery energy storage facility and 300MW of open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGT).

RWE said: “The decision to freeze Tilbury Energy Centre has not been taken lightly, it will be a disappointment for those who have been working so hard to get us to the stage we have reached. We would like to sincerely thank the local authorities and community for their support during the past year. As always, RWE will constantly explore options for how best to develop our site in Tilbury, which remains a good location for future energy options.”

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