103-tonne gas turbine arrives at King’s Lynn port

The electricity generator was delivered by the vessel Frisian River. Picture: John Barrett LRPS.

The electricity generator was delivered by the vessel Frisian River. Picture: John Barrett LRPS. - Credit: Archant

A 103-tonne gas turbine and an electricity generator were among recent major cargo deliveries at the ABP Port of King's Lynn.

The two arrivals were for the Palm Paper power station, recognised by the Department of Energy and Climate Change as a nationally significant infrastructure project last year.

The turbine was unloaded from the general cargo vessel Figaro on October 6 while the generator was delivered on the Dutch vessel Frisian River three days later.

Andrew Harston, short sea ports director, said: 'Being the preferred Norfolk port for our customers not only in the forest products, but also the agribulk, manufacturing and recyclables sectors is important to us. That is why ABP continues to invest in state-of-the-art infrastructure at the Port of King's Lynn, with projects such as the building of the new Hanse bulk store terminal, which was opened in September.'