LONDON, April 18 U.S. power group AES has lodged
a bid for the 300-million-pound ($481 million)Ballylumford
power station in Northern Ireland which is being sold by
Britain's BG Group BG.L, the Sunday Times said.
The newspaper, without citing sources, also said Japanese
conglomerate Mitsui was thought to have made an offer for BG's
50 percent stake in the Seabank power station in Bristol,
But it added that Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE.L), which
owns the other half of Seabank, had a pre-emption right over the
BG declined to comment. The other parties mentioned could
not immediately be reached.
(Reporting by Mark Potter; editing by Elaine Hardcastle)