First opened in 1974, Drax Power Station is currently being transformed into a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator through burning sustainable biomass in place of coal. With a generating capacity of just under 4,000 megawatts the power station is the largest in Western Europe. In total, the plant provides around 7-8% of the United Kingdom's total electricity supply.
Doosan Babcock has a long-standing relationship with Drax Power Station and has been involved in the development of Drax over the decades. Commenting on the latest contract win, Dave Cornforth, UK MRO Director for Doosan Babcock, said: “This important win for Doosan Babcock further secures our position as the major mechanical contractor at Drax Power Station. Our ability to win a contract of this significance is testament to the confidence Drax has in our capability to provide world-class engineering and technical expertise.”