The second heavy cargo of equipment for the refitting of the Centrica power station at King’s Lynn arrived at the Norfolk port in March.
The 300 tonne Siemens gas turbine was transported aboard the Dutch cargo ship Eastern Vanquish, 2,281gt.
Due to the port’s close proximity to the power station site, the distance the cargo has to travel is minimised, reducing transport costs. Andrew Harston, Associated British Ports short sea ports director, said: “We hope that by providing a more efficient delivery route for cargo, we are helping to minimise the overall carbon footprint of operations.”
The first heavy lift cargo for the Centrica project, two 110 tonne heat exchangers, arrived in December last year.
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 the homes in Norfolk.