The Port of King’s Lynn has welcomed a 300 tonne gas turbine, one of the heaviest cargoes to be handled, as part of the project to boost Centrica’s power station in Norfolk.
The new Siemens gas turbine arrived at the Port of King’s Lynn onboard the general cargo vessel MV Eastern Vanquish. Because the port is close to the power station, the port will enable a natural flow of goods from incoming vessels to their ultimate destination, reducing the distance travelled by cargo and reducing transport costs.
Once complete, Centrica’s power station at King’s Lynn will be able to produce enough power to meet the needs of around 370,000 households, representing almost all homes in Norfolk.
This delivery is the latest in a series of heavy cargo operations handled by the Port of King’s Lynn in the past years, including two 110 tonne heat exchangers for Centrica, which arrived in December 2017.