King’s Lynn power station goes live after major redevelopment
The team behind the redevelopment of Centrica's King’s Lynn Power Station are celebrating the successful completion of the project and the start of commercial operations.
Commissioning of the 386MW gas fired power station in Norfolk drew to a close yesterday (Monday 18th November), marking the culmination of nearly three years work since the start of construction in 2017.
The project breathed new life into the formerly mothballed site. It involved the installation of a new gas turbine and the refurbishment of the power station.
Adam Kennard, Site Generation Manager, said: “Commissioning is the final milestone in the completion of a project, so it’s a great achievement for the team.
“We are very pleased with the technical performance of the plant which has exceeded design targets.”
Jorge Pikunic, Managing Director of Centrica Business Solutions, said: “I’d like to congratulate everyone involved with the King’s Lynn project. This is an excellent example of our team’s ability to deliver complex engineering projects with high quality results.
“The speed and flexibility of King’s Lynn supports the transition to a renewable led energy system, helping balance the grid during gaps in generation caused by the intermittency of renewables. It does so as efficiently as possible which is vital as we transition to a low carbon energy system.”
The power station at King’s Lynn is capable of producing enough power to meet the needs of 400,000 households, almost all the homes in Norfolk.
The project was developed by Centrica in partnership with Siemens.