Electric and gas firm Npower to build power station

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Electric and gas firm RWE Npower has been given the go-ahead to build a gas-fired power station in Wales.

The firm gained consent for the 200MW combined-cycle power station to be constructed in Pembroke.

Npower said work on the plant would begin shortly and claimed up to 2,000 people would be employed during peak construction periods.

It added that the gas power station would create more than 100 permanent operational jobs.

Nick Ainger, MP for Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire, said: "This confirms there is a bright future for the energy industry in West Wales."

"The construction jobs will follow on from those on the LNG sites which are now almost completed," he added.

Stephen Crabb, another Welsh MP also welcomed the decision saying it was critical for Pembrokeshire's economy.

There are currently five operational gas-fired power stations in Wales, one proposed development and two – including the Pembroke development – recently approved.

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