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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff appointed Owner’s Engineer on King’s Lynn 370MW gas-fired power station

14 February 2017 – 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 put into long term preservation in March 2012 and will be repowered with a new, more efficient gas turbine which will be ready for commercial operation in 2019. The updated power plant will be capable of generating enough power for the equivalent of more than 370,000 homes and will create 250 jobs during construction.


This appointment follows Centrica’s success in the recent capacity market auction held at the end of 2016. 

A team of engineers at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff 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.

The upgraded gas-fired power station will play a crucial role in securing lower cost and cleaner power supply in the region as replanting an existing power station site provides a more sustainable and more cost effective solution to adding capacity into the grid when compared to building an entirely new power station. The upgraded power plant will also be designed to be highly flexible so it can support the grid when renewable power generation is not available.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has developed a strong working relationship with Centrica having worked together for more than 12 years across multiple energy projects including the construction of the 905 MW Langage Power Station near the city of 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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For media enquiries please contact Amelie Barrau on 0207 314 4576 or amelie.barrau@wspgroup.com 

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. Our 36,700 people, based in more than 500 offices, across 40 countries provide engineering and multidisciplinary services in a vast array of industry sectors, with a focus on technical excellence and client service.

In the UK, 7,100 people (including Mouchel Consulting) provide consultancy services to all aspects of the built and natural environment working across both the public and private sectors, with local and national governments, local authorities, developers, contractors and co-professionals. The combined business has been involved in many high profile UK projects including the Shard, Crossrail, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham, the re-development of London Bridge Station, Manchester Metrolink, M1 Smart Motorway, and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network.




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