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Digout
16-03-2010, 10:05 AM
RTE (Pravda) have just reported that a massive gas fired power plant is to be built in Offaly. Nice to see Biffo looking after his own.

Where is the gas coming from? Shell?

Cassandra Syndrome
16-03-2010, 10:09 AM
Do they not have a mobile gas power plant everytime who goes home to Clara?

ZANU-FF
16-03-2010, 10:12 AM
Do they not have a mobile gas power plant everytime who goes home to Clara?

lol!

Digout
16-03-2010, 10:31 AM
Do they not have a mobile gas power plant everytime who goes home to Clara?

Depends on how many pints of guinness he has.

Rich
16-03-2010, 11:33 AM
What happened to renewable energy?

Digout
16-03-2010, 12:02 PM
What happened to renewable energy?

Thats a Green idea, this is an FF government. A few wind turbines are going to be built there to make the loony tunes Greens appear to be getting something.

Fing Fers
16-03-2010, 10:48 PM
Nice one, a project that should create employment. Cant see it happening any time soon, good old NAMA is vacuuming up all revenue. I wouldn't be surprised to find out the works being sold off to some foreign consortium of what ever they are called, then have the gas piped overseas, no employment no gas, the FF way.

BrendanGalway
16-03-2010, 10:52 PM
Where is the gas coming from? Shell?

No doubt. And bought at full Market Price, contributing nicely to our status as one of the most expensive countries in Europe for energy. Crazy.

PaddyJoe
17-03-2010, 12:03 AM
From the Tribune November 2008:

AN engineering consortium is to build two power stations in Co Offaly in a €350m plan backed by the taoiseach's younger brother, Barry Cowen.

It is expected, however, that Lumcloon should encounter little difficulty in securing planning permission for the second plant as Offaly County Council has signalled its approval in principle to the proposal, which will provide at least 500 jobs during construction.

According to Lumcloon, Barry Cowen has played a key role in securing all-party support for the project.
http://www.tribune.ie/business/article/2008/nov/30/350m-plan-for-two-power-stations-in-county-offaly/

Digout
17-03-2010, 12:05 AM
From the Tribune November 2008:


http://www.tribune.ie/business/article/2008/nov/30/350m-plan-for-two-power-stations-in-county-offaly/

Interesting, very interesting. I wonder what state support is going to be provided. Also, guess how many jobs the plant will provide when its up and running? 50.

Digout
17-03-2010, 12:06 AM
Is Barry Cowen the brother caught not paying tax or another one?

Baron von Biffo
17-03-2010, 12:20 AM
Is Barry Cowen the brother caught not paying tax or another one?

The other one. It was the publican who had full and frank discussions with the esteemed officers of the Revenue.

Digout
17-03-2010, 12:37 AM
Interesting that the Cowen backed project gets off the ground, while Michael O Leary gets turned away, guess its who ya know and not what ya know.

Baron von Biffo
17-03-2010, 01:02 AM
Interesting that the Cowen backed project gets off the ground, while Michael O Leary gets turned away, guess its who ya know and not what ya know.

O'Leary wasn't turned away. I'm no admirer of this dreadful government but there's no way they could accede to his demand to have a contract with another business set aside to feed his ego. He was offered alternatives but it wasn't the facility he wanted it was the power trip.

Fing Fers
17-03-2010, 01:30 AM
From the Tribune November 2008:


http://www.tribune.ie/business/article/2008/nov/30/350m-plan-for-two-power-stations-in-county-offaly/

Cheers for that, I knew straight off the bat this plan would do nothing for Ireland.

AN engineering consortium is to build two power stations in Co Offaly in a €350m plan backed by the taoiseach's younger brother, Barry Cowen.

It is understood that global engineering giants including Alstom, General Electric, Mitsubishi and Mitsui have already expressed an interest in building and financing the stations.

According to Nigel Reams, managing director of Tullamore-based R&R Mechanical, his company decided to build its own power stations to showcase its R&D work. He said, however, that the operation of both facilities would be outsourced.


Unlike other current power plant developers, Lumcloon has no intention of supplying electricity to customers. It will sell its output to other suppliers through the all-island Single Electricity Market.

Reams said Lumcloon hoped to start construction work on the project next year and that it should be completed in 2011, subject to regulatory hurdles.

"We have permission for the 100 megawatt peaking plant already but we have yet to secure permission for the larger 250 megawatt plant," he said. "We also have to complete discussions with Eirgrid about securing a connection."

It is expected, however, that Lumcloon should encounter little difficulty in securing planning permission for the second plant as Offaly County Council has signalled its approval in principle to the proposal, which will provide at least 500 jobs during construction.

According to Lumcloon, Barry Cowen has played a key role in securing all-party support for the project.

Banana Republic 2010 here we go..