Delimara Power Station

05 Feb

Risk Analysis for Delimara power station must be completed before permit is granted

Press Release 5th February 2014 Din l-Art Helwa has noted comments by Enemalta reported in the press, indicating that the Risk Analysis for the new gas-fired power station will be completed in the environmental permit (IPPC) phase, after the development permit is granted. Din l-Art Helwa insists that the Risk Analysis must be completed before the development permit, which will decide the...

27 Jan

And what if something does go wrong?, by George Camilleri

Accidents happen. Just look at the recent Fukushima nuclear disaster or the Jolly Nero cargo ship that ploughed inexplicably into the Genoa port control tower, or the 9/11 world trade centre terrorist attack or even the infamous Chernobyl meltdown. The new gas-fired Delimara Power Station looks more and more like a rushed job aimed to fulfill an electoral promise. This is...

27 Jan

The Delimara gas tanker

by Petra Caruana Dingli This morning in the article ‘Safety concerns mean further energy studies’, the Times of Malta focuses on risk and safety concerns about the proposed location of the gas storage vessel at the new Delimara power station. According to the Times, Enemalta agrees that further risk assessment is needed, but will do it after the development permit –...

17 Jan

Noise and building heights in Marsaxlokk

It is obvious that if you construct buildings with mixed and perhaps incompatible uses next to each other, this is likely to lead to eternal conflicts and dissatisfaction between neighbours. Finding a way to co-exist can be very difficult. That is the principle behind locating certain types of developments outside urban areas, such as large farms or fireworks factories...

04 Jan

The Delimara Chimney

Over the last year, the planned removal of the large chimney stack at the Delimara power station, built in the early 1990s, has been promoted as a significant event. It has been announced repeatedly in the press that this particular ‘ugly chimney’ is going to be demolished. The expected removal of the chimneys belching smoke at the Marsa power...

07 Sep

Environmental Impact Assessment for gas-fired power station is unsatisfactory as it still lacks the required details

PRESS RELEASE 7th September 2013 Din l-Art Helwa has received the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the new gas-fired power plant at Delimara for review. It has pointed out to MEPA that this Environmental Impact Assessment cannot be considered complete until further details of this major project are made available for assessment. An Environmental Impact Assessment should ensure that both the authorities...

07 Sep

Delimara Power Station – DLH Response to Draft Environmental Impact Statement

[EIS Review Consultation] – EA 00014/13: Delimara Gas and Power – CCGT(Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant) and LNG (Liquified Natural Gas)Receiving, Storage and Regasification Facilities, at, Delimara, Marsaxlokk 7th September 2013 Din l-Art Helwa has submitted comments to the Malta Environment and Planning Authority on the Draft EIS for the proposed Delimara CCGT power plant and LNG Facilities, as part of...