Technical Visit to Drax Power Station   Fully Booked

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Technical visit
16 May 2019 18:30 - 21:00
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Description




Drax supplies 6% of the country’s electricity needs, including 15% of its renewable power – that’s a lot of boiling kettles! To do this, Drax operates on a massive scale, with six boilers, each as high as a 15-storey office block, a main chimney taller than the London Eye, and over 1,800 miles of steel tubing, enough to stretch from John O’Groats to Land’s End and back again.

It’s a site built on superlatives and on a tour at Drax you can see it all first-hand. 

You will see every part of how electricity generation is done and find out how they are upgrading to the latest biomass technology, using compressed wood pellets instead of coal, which cuts the power station’s carbon footprint by 80%.

An expert guide will take you on a tour inside the very heart of the power station, with an interactive session in the Visitor Centre. 

Please note - all attendees need to have the ability to completely cover arms and legs - preferably wearing trousers with no rips/tears, and full sleeve shirts/blouses or cardigans.  Footwear needs to be flat and sturdy e.g. trainers. No ballet shoes or sandals are permitted. The clothing and footwear requirements are part of the health and safety regulations for conducting tours. If tour attendees are inappropriately attired the tour will have to be curtailed as they will not be allowed to enter certain areas.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited. 

 

Speaker(s)

Drax Event Team - Drax Power Limited

Address

Drax Power Limited
Drax Power Station
Selby
Y08 8PH
United Kingdom

Contact Details

Nicky Baxter
0113 391 0537
United Kingdom
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