How to bid for multi-million-pound King’s Lynn power station contracts

King's Lynn power station, left, next to the Palm Paper factory.
Picture: Ian Burt.

King's Lynn power station, left, next to the Palm Paper factory. Picture: Ian Burt. - Credit: IAN BURT

Companies keen to support the multi-million-pound overhaul of a power station at King's Lynn are being invited to a 'meet the buyer' event.

Work on the installation of a new gas turbine and major refurbishment of the mothballed site started in March, following owner Centrica's decision to invest over £180m into four flexible power plants across the country.

Now the company wants potential suppliers to register their interest to work on the project, particularly those in electrical services, light mechanical support, welding and material supplies.

The event will run at King's Lynn Innovation Centre, between midday and 3pm on Thursday, May 25.

Project manager Jon Cooper said: 'Having started preparatory works just a couple of months ago, we're now gearing up for major construction activity on site and are keen to involve local suppliers as much as possible.'

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In addition to the new turbine, the team will also be working on a total overhaul and refurbishment of the plant's control system, boiler and water steam cycle.

A team of up to 200 people will be on site during the construction with around 30 permanent jobs once the plant is up and running in 2019.

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Once complete, King's Lynn will be capable of producing enough power to meet the needs of around 370,000 households, almost all the homes in Norfolk.

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