Technical Visit to Drax Power Station **POSTPONED**

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Technical visit
14 May 2020 18:15 - 20:30
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**Due to the current circumstances, it is with regret that this event has had to be POSTPONED. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding on this matter. We hope to reschedule later this year.**

 Drax intends to become Carbon Negative by 2030.

The company now supplies 12% of the UK's renewable power from biomass fuels. It also owns hydro and combined cycle gas-fired units.

Drax began generating electricity in 1974 and by 1986 had installed six 660MW steam turbo generators supplied by C.A.Parsons of Newcastle. Initially, coal from the nearby Selby Drift Mine was burned in all of the boilers. Flue gas de-sulphurisation plant was installed and was fully operational by 1995, but by 2003 Drax began firing biomass in the form of wood pellets sourced from plant in North America which Drax Group own and now burns peanut shells and other materials, including pelletised sewage sludge. 

At the present time, four of the power plants have been upgraded from coal to handle biomass including direct injection of the fuel into the furnaces, with the remaining two units still burning coal, but these will be fully converted to biomass by 2025.

The site is most impressive in every sense, including being the biggest renewables generator in the UK and the largest de-carbonisation project in Europe.

Our Technical Guide will take us inside the very heart of the power station and there will be an interactive session in the Visitor Centre.  

Booking is essential as numbers are limited. 

Attendees should arrive at 6.15pm for a prompt 6.30pm start.

Visitor information - Drax Power Station

Directions & Map- Drax

Nut allergy information - Drax

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. No shorts or skirts are permitted.
Footwear needs to be flat and sturdy and cover the whole of the foot e.g. trainers. No ballet shoes, sandals or heels 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.


Drax Event Team - Drax Power Limited


Drax Power Limited
Drax Power Station
Y08 8PH
United Kingdom

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Nicky Baxter
0113 391 0537
United Kingdom
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