Fawley Power Station to close in 2013

After 41 years in action, the power station at Fawley will be closing its doors.

Meridian News are reporting that after 41 years, Fawley Power Station will be closing in March 2013.

They say that it hadn’t been due to close until 2015, but due to market conditions was closing earlier than anticipated.

Apparently there is no word yet on what will happen to the site once the power station is closed.

We realise that it’s not to everyone’s taste, but understand that some residents along the North coast of the Island have enjoyed the views of the power station over the last 40 years.

It’ll be interesting to see whether the sunsets from the North of the Island change as a result of the closure ;-)


Image: Roin Saunders47 under CC BY 2.0

Tuesday, 18th September, 2012 1:27pm


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The site at Fawley is owned and operated by RWE npower who have an active nuclear power development agenda and are looking to develop more sites around the coast of England for Nuclear Power stations,maybe they will look at Fawley and see if it is viable for them to build a nuclear power station there,as a replacement to the present oil fired unit. It is strange that… Read more »