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£12m power plant spend secures jobs, says Miller Argent

The firm behind plans for a large opencast mine at the top of the Rhymney Valley has welcomed a major investment by a key customer for its coal.

Miller Argent already supplies substantial quantities of fuel to the coal-fired Aberthaw power station from its existing Ffos y Fran opencast site.

RWE Generation is to spend £12m, which should secure Aberthaw's long term future.

Miller Argent said it would be "enormously beneficial" to jobs.

It plans to open another operation at nearby Nant Llesg to meet the high demand for its coal which is causing concern locally.

Felicity Evans reports.

  • 05 Jul 2014
  • From the section Wales
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