SSE’s Keadby 2 project reached a major milestone last Friday as the turbine for the 910MW power station arrived at the construction site in North Lincolnshire, following a two-week journey from Berlin.
The first-of-a-kind Siemens energy turbine travelled by sea and through the Humber Estuary, before docking at the Keadby Railway Wharf on the River Trent and travelling the short distance to the construction site.
DWD has been closely involved with SSE throughout the development of the Keadby 2 Power Station Project, having obtained consent from BEIS to vary and modernise the original Section 36 Consent to develop the Power Station.
Of particular significance is the arrival of the new turbine at Keadby, as DWD recently secured planning consents for the heavy lift crane and wharf reinforcement works required to receive the equipment, as well as a specially constructed temporary haul road needed to move the circa. 500 tonne turbine from the Keadby Railway Wharf to the construction site.
Keadby 2 is expected to become the cleanest and most efficient gas-fired power station in Europe when completed in 2022, with the capacity to power around 840,000 homes.