More Kent job losses

Energy company e.on has announced that Kings North Power Station in Kent is to close with the loss of a significant number of jobs. The site will close in March 2013.

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GMB respond to news of power plant closure

The GMB union has issued the below statement in response to the news that the Kingsnorth Power Plant is to close;

The news of Kingsnorth Power station is closing nearly two years early, and before new capacity is developed, is absolutely devastating news to the local community who depend on the station for local employment and also the supply train will be severely hit.

– Phil Whitehurst, GMB National Lead Officer for Engineering Construction

Over 100 staff could lose their jobs

123 staff who are based at the Kingsnorth Power Station in Kent are at risk of losing their jobs. e.on has announced the site will close in 2013. Workers and local councillors had hoped the site would remain open until 2015.

We’ve been working with staff for a long time regarding this issue and will look to retain their skills in the company where possible, we’ll also obviously continue to support them whichever option they choose.

– e.on Spokesperson

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Kingsnorth Power Station to close

Energy company e.on has announced that the Kingsnorth Power Station in Kent is to close with the loss of a significant number of jobs. The company is also withdrawing it's applications for two coal fired power stations on the site.

"Our announcement does not rule out future power generation on the site, which remains an excellent location for a new plant given its proximity to demand in the south-east, but the original plans are no longer appropriate.

– Dr. Tony Cocker, CEO of e.on UK