Carboneras decarbonised

Carboneras decarbonised
CARBONERAS PLANT: Now officially closed and soon to be dismantled Photo credit: Javier Campos

ENERGY company Endesa has now received the official document confirming the closure of the Carboneras’ power station.

This means that stripping down the installation can begin, a project that will be carried out by specialised personnel working to circular-economy guidelines to waste as little material as possible.

The dismantling process will nevertheless involve demolishing the iconic chimney, only kilometres away from the road, to pave the way for the plant’s new role.


“This is a landmark document,” declared the power station’s director Juan Luis Redondo.

“We now have everything prepared to abandon coal and embark on a new future for this area, which we aren’t abandoning. We are simply changing our activities,” he said.

“Decarbonisation is now a reality and we are working on dismantling the plant and choosing the projects that will shape this zone.”

Redondo explained that by closing the Carboneras plant, Endesa was instead embarking on a new stage in constructing a project for the future.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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