The plant supplies electricity to the UK’s national power grid, as well as steam to a nearby Sellafield nuclear facility.

Paris-based Dalkia has won the international call for tenders to build and operate for 30 years a new district heating and cooling system for south Barcelona. The system, which will serve the La Marina, the Marcabarna wholesale market, the international exhibition centre in Gran Vía de L’Hospitalet and the City Metropolitana, will be the first district heating and cooling network to provide centralized air conditioning for domestic use, says the company.