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NEWS | Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Contract awarded amid ‘strange' claims

• Decision taken on 3 April – one month after PM alerted to allegations
• Technology chosen for €200 million plant has never been tested
• No EIA, no explanation for ‘strange’ legal change, no inquiry

Karl Stagno-Navarra
Government has awarded a €200 million contract for the extension of the Delimara power plant to Scandinavian firm Burmeister & Wain (BWSC), who have reportedly submitted a prototype, never tested, and highly polluting technology that runs on heavy fuel oil and will require handling between 50 to 60 tonnes of toxic waste per day
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