Doosan Babcock beat the competition by showcasing the benefits of specialist emissions reduction technology and will work with provider Fuel Tech to install this on four boilers at the power station. This cutting-edge, carbon-saving technology will reduce Nitrogen Oxide emissions at the plant by around 40%, making it the largest and greenest system of its kind in the world
The technology will also extend to the station’s flagship biomass unit, installing an innovative system which makes fuel burn at lower temperatures, resulting in fewer Nitrogen Oxides being emitted into the atmosphere. These systems typically achieve a 40-60% reduction in Nitrogen Oxides.
The work being done with Doosan Babcock will contribute significantly to extending the lifespan of Drax Power Station to 2027. It will also contribute to Drax’s wide-ranging initiatives aimed at reducing its emissions in line with European legislation. Drax Power Station is currently the UK’s single largest source of renewable energy and the site of Europe’s largest decarbonisation project.
Andrew Hunt, Chief Executive Officer of Doosan Babcock, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Fuel Tech to help our long-term customer Drax in its ongoing efforts to deliver a stable supply of cleaner energy for UK consumers. This project is an excellent example of the world-class technologies provided by Doosan Babcock for cleaner energy generation and plant life extension. With these technologies and our expertise in the biomass sector, we hope to provide the UK with even more clean and sustainable energy while further minimising the industry’s impact on the environment.”