Port of King’s Lynn helps power up Centrica plant

PORT OF KING’s LYNN, UK: Siemens recently delivered a 300-tonne gas turbine to the Port of King’s Lynn as part of a project to upgrade a Centrica power station in the county of Norfolk. The company chose the port due to its proximity to the power station – 3.4 miles to the south.

Once complete, Centrica’s refurbished 370 MW gas-turbine facility will be capable of producing enough electricity to meet the needs of around 370,000 households, almost all the homes in Norfolk.

Andrew Harston, Associated British Ports (ABP) Short Sea Ports director said: “We are grateful for the chance to support Centrica in this project, which will bring power and prosperity to Norfolk. In addition we hope that by providing a more efficient delivery route for cargo, we are helping to minimise the overall carbon footprint of operations.”

The delivery is the latest in a series of heavy cargo projects handled by the port including two 110-tonne heat exchangers for Centrica that were delivered in December 2017.

ABP operates a network of 21 British ports. It made a net profit of £129.9 million on revenue of £517.9 million in 2016, its last reported financial year