Port of King’s Lynn takes delivery of boiler for new Centrica plant

December 7, 2017

Images: Delivery of new boiler module to be used in the refurbishment of Centrica’s power station in King’s Lynn

The Port of King’s Lynn has welcomed new boiler module parts to be used in the repowering of Centrica’s power station, which will help light up thousands of Norfolk homes.

Arriving aboard the general cargo vessel MV H&S WISDOM, the two 110 tonne heat exchangers, reached King’s Lynn power station via ABP’s port, which offers a sustainable alternative to transporting cargo via public highways.

Due to the port’s close proximity to the power station site, it enables a natural flow of goods from incoming vessels to their ultimate destination, minimising the distance travelled by cargo and reducing transport costs.

Once complete, Centrica’s power station at King’s Lynn will be capable of producing enough power to meet the needs of around 370,000 households, representing almost all homes in Norfolk.
Andrew Harston, Short Sea Ports Director, said: “By providing a more efficient delivery route for cargo needed in the construction of the power plant, we hope that we are helping to minimise the overall carbon footprint of operations involved in the project.

“We are committed to supporting the communities surrounding our ports and it is great to know that we are playing our part in helping Centrica keep the lights on for hundreds of thousands of Norfolk’s residents.”

This delivery is one of a series of heavy cargo operations which will take place at the Port of King’s Lynn with the largest load, the new Gas Turbine, due to be delivered in April 2018.