Centrica prepares for new King’s Lynn CCGT plant

Work on the installation of a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) and major refurbishment works at King’s Lynn power station is set to start next month. The 370MW project […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Work on the installation of a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) and major refurbishment works at King’s Lynn power station is set to start next month.

The 370MW project was confirmed in December last year as part of a £180 million investment programme into flexible plants.

When complete, King’s Lynn will is expected to produce enough electricity to power 370,000 households – almost all the homes in Norfolk.

The project will create up to 200 jobs during construction, with around 30 permanent jobs when the plant is up and running in 2019.

Councillor Brian Long, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk said: “Improving the efficiency of our local power station is good news for the local environment. Every increase in efficiency is more power generated for fewer natural resources.”