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RWE deploy cutting-edge carbon capture technology at Pembroke Power Station



RWE, Wales’ largest power generator, unveiled its plans today to advance three groundbreaking carbon capture projects, positioning itself as a trailblazer in the mission to decarbonise the UK’s power sector.

The blueprint entails RWE’s development proposals for deploying cutting-edge capture technology at its Pembroke Power Station. Once realized, the project will facilitate the long-term generation of up to 2.2 gigawatts (GW) of secure, flexible, and decarbonised power, capable of capturing approximately 5 million tonnes of CO2 annually.

This staggering achievement is tantamount to removing one million petrol-driven cars from the roads.

RWE, operating the UK’s largest fleet of gas-fired power stations and a prominent renewables generator, believes that carbon capture and storage (CCS) represent a viable solution for delivering reliable, dispatchable, and decarbonised power generation. By embracing CCS technology, RWE aims to support the UK’s ambition to decarbonise its power system by 2035 while simultaneously ensuring long-term energy security.

Furthermore, the three proposed CCS projects not only contribute to the UK’s energy stability but also form an integral part of RWE’s global aspiration to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, an objective aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Tom Glover, the UK Country Chair for RWE, expressed his optimism, stating, “In order to decarbonise the power sector, support security of supply and enable large-scale industrial decarbonisation, it is important that clean gas generation projects are developed.

Carbon capture can support the expansion of the other renewable and low carbon technologies that RWE is a leader in deploying, by providing energy security through firm and flexible provision of electricity that is not reliant on weather. I am pleased to announce our plans for three UK carbon capture projects, representing an important step in our progression towards decarbonising our existing gas fleet.”

The Pembroke project serves as a cornerstone of RWE’s Pembroke Net Zero Centre (PNZC), a significant multi-technology decarbonisation initiative in South Wales. This initiative, in conjunction with the South Wales Industrial Cluster, supports the broader decarbonisation of the region’s industry.

Leveraging RWE’s decades of experience and expertise in power production, the PNZC brings together three crucial energy infrastructure components: the decarbonisation of the gas-fired Pembroke Power Station, the on-site production of green hydrogen, and the development of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea.

Richard Little, Director of PNZC, acknowledged the project’s significance, affirming, “We are pleased to announce our plans for a Pembroke Power Station carbon capture project. This project is a key element of our Pembroke Net Zero Centre and important to support the Welsh government’s ambitions for carbon neutrality. The project will support decarbonisation of the power sector, support security of supply, and large-scale industrial decarbonisation.”

RWE is currently making progress with initial environmental studies and surveys while preparing the necessary information to apply for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero’s Track 2 Phase 2 cluster sequencing funding application process.

This funding process is specifically dedicated to carbon capture projects located in proximity to carbon capture storage or transport facilities.

The Pembroke carbon capture initiative is one of three novel projects spearheaded by RWE across the UK, all striving to provide a practical solution to delivering reliable and dispatchable power stations while supporting the UK’s target of achieving a net zero energy industry by 2035.

Apart from the Pembroke venture, the other projects are planned for RWE’s existing station at Staythorpe and a newly built gas-fired power station with carbon capture at Stallingborough.

These projects are strategically located near proposed CO2 networks or possess access to shipping facilities, facilitating the safe transportation and storage of CO2. Together, these initiatives will form a vital component of a robust and comprehensive energy network, ensuring stable and secure generation whenever the need arises.

RWE said further information regarding the project will be made available in the coming months, including community information events.


Concerns in Camrose as person with drone spotted ‘spying on properties’



CAMROSE COMMUNITY CENTRE posted a warning to residents on Sunday afternoon (Jun 4), after a person with a drone was spotted acting suspiciously.

The post on the Community Centre’s Facebook page said that a man with a large black van was spotted in the area using the drone to look into houses and gardens.

The Herald has asked the police for a comment


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Charles Street closed off as cladding falls off commercial building



FIRE FIGHTERS and police responded late on Sunday morning (Jun 4) to an incident involving cladding falling off the the top of the second floor of a commercial building.

Traffic was diverted away from the affected area whilst emergency services made sure the structure was safe.

A ladder tender from Haverfordwest Fire Station was called upon to assist in the incident.

Initial reports stated that no person was injured by the falling debris.

One passer by said “It is lucky this happened on a Sunday when most of the shops were closed, the outcome could have been rather different if this happened on a week day.”

The police confirmed the incident happened at West Wales Properties building, 89A Charles Street, Milford Haven.

(Photos: Tracy Hobbs Stinton/Facebook and David Lee/Herald Photographer)

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Galactic Triumph! Heritage Centre transforms for epic Falcon Fun Day



THE TOWERING figure of Chewbacca made a grand first time entry to Pembrokeshire on Bank Holiday Monday, starring in the second Falcon Fun Day at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.

The famous Star Wars character joined other re-enactors, including Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and Luke Skywalker, posing for countless photographs with the many hundreds of visitors who flocked to the centre in bright sunshine.

Starring inside the centre was R2-D2, the legendary droid from the Star Wars films. Re-enactors, from the 501st UK Garrison costuming group, travelled from across Wales and as far away as Milton Keynes to join in an event which is already becoming a firm favourite for Star Wars fans of all ages from a very wide area.
The Heritage Centre features a permanent exhibition telling the story of how the ‘Millennium Falcon’ spaceship was built in secret in a former RAF hangar in the 1970s for the Star Wars film ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.

Mark Williams, leader of the Falcon project, said: “The lightsaber training proved very popular all day and the virtual reality experience was a huge success. We are grateful to all the visitors for their support and patience as there were, at times, long queues. We shall be back again next year.”

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