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Drax signs contract with Alstom for construction of biomass processing facility | Alstom

19/05/2008

Drax Group plc (LSE: DRX), a power generation business, and Alstom (Euronext Paris: ALO), a global leader in power generation technology, have today announced the signing of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) contract, of some £50 million (€63 million), between Drax Power Limited (“Drax”) and Alstom Power Limited to build the main processing works associated with the 1.5 million tonnes per year biomass co-firing facility to be constructed at the 4,000MW Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire. 

The processing works will receive, handle, store and process various biomass materials ready for direct injection into the power station’s coal-fired boilers.

Drax expects to award contracts for the direct injection equipment and the rail unloading facility in the next few months.

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