The Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) Board has approved the renewal of the IPPC permit for the Marsa Power Station operated by Enemalta plc. during a public meeting that was held today, 27th August 2021.

The application process included consultation with a number of statutory consultees as well as a public consultation as required by the Industrial Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Regulations which regulate polluntant emmissions from industrial operations.

Following the decommissioning and dismantling of a large part of the operations at this installation, the IPPC permit covers the continued operation of the remaining gas turbine and its associated diesel tank. The remaining turbine is kept on stand-by and only used for emergency purpose and a brief monthly start-up for maintenance purposes.

The permit takes into account the holistic environmental performance of the plant and ascertains that the operations are undertaken in line with Best Available Techniques that are available for such operations. The integrated permit takes into consideration all the aspects of the operations including emissions to air, discharges, management of waste, monitoring of operations as well as monitoring of pollutants prior to release into the environment.

All public consultation documents are available on the ERA website.

27 August 2021