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Isle of Grain CHP power station, Kent

E.ON is the developer of a new power station on the Isle of Grain in Kent, built under a turnkey contract by Alstom for £580m.  Rated at 1,275MW, the station will consist of three gas-fired units using the very latest in combined cycle technology to produce enough electricity to supply around one million homes. As well as generating electricity, the power station will feature an innovative combined heat and power (CHP) scheme that will supply ”waste” heat to the nearby liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal, making Grain one of the world”s largest CHP plants.

Carter Group was tasked in April 2009 by sub-contractors Somi Impianti srl to provide a heavy lift team and training services to cover activities on the project.

We delivered lift planning and lift technology with appointed persons and crane supervisors, whilst our training division delivered courses to National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS) certification, covering the following categories:

  • Crane / lifting supervisor

  • Mobile crane operator

  • Slinger / signaller

  • Telescopic handler

  • Mobile elevating work platforms (boom and scissor)

  • Vehicle banksman

“As on previous projects, Carter Group provided us with invaluable knowledge and expertise in the building of the power station at Grain.  Because of its heavy lifting experience and knowledge, it was able to assist us in completing each stage of the project on time and to the required specification, ensuring that we were always working with a fully trained and competent workforce.”


Pietro Di Biase, project leader, Somi Impianti Srl