PowerGen denies sale of Wrightson Road plant to Ansa McAl

The management of the Power Gen is denying reports that the company's Wrightson Road property will be sold to a business conglomerate.

In a statement issued Monday, PowerGen's management said it had been made aware of false information being shared on various social media platforms which states that PowerGen’s property at Wrightson Road, Port of Spain has been sold to ANSA McAL.

PowerGen said that its Port of Spain property is still vested in the company and that there are no discussions or arrangements at this time for the sale of same to any entity.

Powergen closes Port-of-Spain plant; four iconic stacks to come down

Powergen has closed the Port-of-Spain plant on Wrightson Road, marking the end of 121 years of power generation from that plant.

The plant was officially retired at midnight and the four stacks that have been a part of the Port-of-Spain skyline for years, are coming down.

The following is a statement from Powergen.

"Thursday January 14th 2016 marked the day that the curtain came down on PowerGen's Port of Spain plant. The four stacks that have held iconic status in the landscape are now retired and will soon no longer form part of the Port of Spain skyline.

OWTU is calling on T&TEC to evacuate workers from its POS distribution and Powergen facility

The Oilfield Workers Trade Union is calling on T&TEC to evacaute workers from its Port of Spain distribution and Powergen facility.
This following two explosions at the plant in December.
O-W-T-U representative Peter Burke told members of the media there are serious environmental concerns at the site.
He says the building not only has asbestos, but he believes the burnt transformer oil and fire suppressant gas at the building, is a possible threat to workers' health.