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Port of King’s Lynn receives gas turbine for Centrica’s Norfolk power project

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ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn in Norfolk has welcomed a 300-t gas turbine, one of the heaviest cargoes to be handled as part of a project to repower Centrica’s power station in Norfolk.

Arriving aboard the general cargo vessel MV Eastern Vanquish, the new Siemens gas turbine reached King’s Lynn power station via ABP’s port.

As the port is close to the power station site, it will enable a natural flow of products from incoming vessels to their ultimate destination, reducing the distance travelled by cargo and reducing transportation 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.

Short Sea Ports Director, Andrew Harston, commented: “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 and the impact on the roads in West Norfolk.”

“Cutting the distance travelled by cargo also helps to reduce the disturbance to local communities by minimising the impact on roads.”

According to ABP Ports, this delivery marks the latest in a series of heavy cargo operations handled by the Port of King’s Lynn in the past years, including two 110 t heat exchangers for Centrica, which arrived in December 2017.

Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/ports-terminals/27032018/port-of-kings-lynn-receives-gas-turbine-for-centricas-norfolk-power-project/

 

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