Power plant plans move a step closer after deal

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Plans to open a gas-fired power plant in Doncaster have moved a step closer after a leading power station developer took over running of the site.

Carlton Power has purchased the Thorpe Marsh power project near Barnby Dun from previous owners GE .

Construction could start next year if the proposals get the go-ahead in a bidding process. which takes place this December.

While construction at Thorpe Marsh and another site at Trafford remains subject to financing, the new power stations are expected to enter commercial operation in 2018/2019.

Keith Clarke, managing director of Carlton Power, said he is pleased with the news: “We hope to break ground at Trafford before May of next year and at Thorpe Marsh soon after.

“We are in a strong position to play our part in the country’s efforts to build new capacity over the next four to five years.”