AM discusses power station closure

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies last week visited Barry Power Station – following operator Centrica’s decision to decommission the plant.

 

Mr Davies visited the station on Friday 4th May – to meet with Centrica Distributed Power Systems Director Mark Futyan.

 

At the meeting – they discussed the work Centrica are doing to find alternative employment for the 19 staff at the site – as well as the plant’s long term future.

 

Mr Davies was also given a tour of the control room – where he met plant engineers Kevin Cousins and Neil Pankhurst.

 

Mr Davies said, “Following the decision to close the power station – it is vital we do all we can to find alternative work for the 19 workers at the plant.

 

“I’m therefore grateful to Mark for taking the time to meet – and explain the reasons behind the closure.

 

“It was also good to have the chance to visit the control room and meet some of the team – who took time out of their busy schedules to explain how it all works.”

 

ENDS

 

[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies in the control room at Barry Power Station with Centrica Distributed Power Systems Director Mark Futyan and plant engineers Kevin Cousins and Neil Pankhurst]