Business expansion
United Kingdom
Scotland; South Western Scotland; Dumfries and Galloway
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

340 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 October 2005
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2007
Foreseen end date


Power company E.ON has confirmed plans to build a biomass plant in Scotland, with the promise of more than 300 jobs. About 40 jobs would be created at the Lockerbie site with a further 300 in forestry and farming. E.ON said 220,000 tonnes of fuel required for the station each year would come from the local area. E.ON, which has two wind farm sites in Scotland, said it was working with Siemens and Kvaerner on the plant at Steven's Croft. It wants to start operations in December 2007. Chief executive Dr Paul Golby said 'The project will also be creating hundreds of jobs, both directly and indirectly, in the local area and we at E.ON are committed to using local producers for our fuel needs.'


  • 12 October 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), E.ON, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62398, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62398.