The UK’s International Power has announced plans to install Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) equipment at its 1,000 MW coal fired Rugeley Power Station in the UK, and then to opt-in to the European Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD).

This decision, says the company, is primarily based on the anticipated longer-term allocations for coal-fired plant in the UK.

International Power is currently progressing with the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract for this project and details on the installation costs and financing are expected to be disclosed in the first half of 2006.