Centrica commissions WSP for King's Lynn replant
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed owner’s engineer on Centrica’s King’s Lynn gas-fired power station in Norfolk.
King’s Lynn power station was mothballed in March 2012 and is to be repowered with a new 370MW gas turbine that should be ready for commercial operation in 2019. Some 250 jobs are expected to be created during construction.
WSP’s appointment follows Centrica’s success in the recent capacity market auction held at the end of 2016.
WSP will deliver engineering management, programme and design review, and supervise the construction of the new works at the power station from start through to delivery, as well as oversee the quality of equipment manufactured offsite.
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has worked with Centrica for more than 12 years on several energy projects including the construction of the 905MW Langage power station near Plymouth, which began operation in March 2010.
Ryan Broughton, energy engineering manager at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, said: “This appointment is testament to the work carried out by our teams involved in the original construction of the station in the mid-1990s and throughout the development of the King’s Lynn Replant project. Our understanding of the site, project and the client means that we are able to work with Centrica to anticipate risks and realise benefits on what is going to be a complex project requiring our specialist engineering expertise.”
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This article was published on 15 Feb 2017 (last updated on 15 Feb 2017).