Documenting the decline of coal and oil fired electricity generation in the UK
Drax Power Station
Drax, the UK’s largest power station is situated in North Yorkshire, dwarfing the neighbouring village it is named after. It is situated on the River Ouse between Selby and Goole and has a generating capacity of 3,960 MW.
The six boilers at Drax Power Station were manufactured by Babcock and Wilcox. All six boilers were originally fired with bituminous coal. Between 2013 to 2016 three of the boilers were converted to fire biomass.
Drax has an expansive fuel delivery and processing network. The part-conversion to biomass necessitated construction of additional storage facilities on site, along with a supply chain from North America.