British Gypsum is using rail freight operator GB Railfreight to move desulphogypsum (DSG) to its plant at Robertsbridge, East Sussex, from the Drax coal-fired power station at Selby. It is the second deal that British Gypsum has awarded to the rail freight operator this year – GB Railfreight secured a five-year deal back in January to move DSG. This latest contract entails the rail freight operator moving traffic four days a week between the two sites.
GB Railfreight commercial director Tim Robinson says the “new flow” has been secured because of the high levels of DSG being generated by Drax. He explains: “British Gypsum controls the direction of flows of DSG it needs at its plants according to the amount of DSG being generated by the various UK power stations. The Drax flow supplements the imported DSG we move already for British Gypsum from Southampton to West Burton power station.”