New boss at power station

Simon Parsons
Simon Parsons

A POWER station has revealed a new man in charge.

Simon Parsons is used to a challenge as he recently rode more than 200 miles from Paris to London.

Now he has been revealed as the new station director at Hartlepool Power Station.

Simon took part in the 215-mile charity cycle challenge in June as part of an EDF Energy team which helped raise more than £40,000 for Paralympics GB.

And now he has taken over as Hartlepool’s station director from Paul Newman who is joining EDF Energy’s Nuclear New Build team.

Simon said: “I am really looking forward to working with everyone at Hartlepool, continuing and building on the good track record that the station has built.

“Continuing to drive our operational focus and everyone’s support to operations, will support our continued success and enable operations to safely and reliably export our only product; electricity.

“The opportunity to work with the local community is something I’m also looking forward too.”

Simon joined EDF Energy in 2010 as head of projects and turbine support group based at Barnwood, Gloucestershire, and will be bringing his family to Teesside.

Before joining EDF Energy, Simon held key roles with Energy Solutions, including site director at Trawsfynydd Decommissioning Site, in North Wales, and project director for Magnox North.

“I am really looking forward to the move to Teesside, and as a keen mountain biker I know the area has a lot to offer and I hope I’ll get a chance, to try out the trails.”