Drax Power Station

Published 15th November 2022

Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire, is the UK’s largest renewable power station and has a long history of playing a central role in producing the UK’s electricity. Home to the largest decarbonisation project in Europe, the scheme is also now the site of innovation for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), a negative emissions technology essential for fighting the climate crisis.

Our civil engineering team were appointed by Drax Power to undertake periodic inspections and annual professional appraisal reporting of the civil assets at the site. Our ongoing work will provide recommendations for repair works to ensure a continued safe operation into the future.

The inspection scope includes the 400-metre turbine hall, the 76-metre-high boiler house, ancillary structures and the subsequently constructed biomass plant support structures.

Our reporting presents Drax Power with detailed structural defect records, along with recommendations to aid the remediation strategy for the power station assets.

We are also currently engaged in ongoing civil and structural design support services at the facility, focused on several refurbishment and improvement projects.

Client: Drax Power Ltd