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Work to start on Londonderry plant as year draws to an end

Construction is due to begin at the site of a new green energy plant in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Evermore Renewable Energy says it has secured more than £80m in funding for the wood-fuelled power plant that will be built at Londonderry Port and Harbour, Lisahally.

Work will begin before the end of this year, and Evermore says operations will commence in summer 2015.

The energy firm says it will be the first plant of its kind on the island of Ireland and also the first project to be developed and funded by Evermore.

It is expected that the plant will power around 25,000 homes and businesses.