DB Cargo UK has won a new five-year “hook and haul” contract to transport supplies of sustainable biomass to Drax.
The rail freight operator will run an average of 60 trains per week from the ports of Immingham and Hull to Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire.
Drax supplies 12% of the UK’s renewable electricity by using sustainable biomass instead of coal at Drax Power Station and has reduced emissions by more than 80% to help the UK power system decarbonise faster than any other country.
Roger Neary, head of sales at DB Cargo UK, said: “We are delighted that Drax has chosen to extend our existing contract with them for another five years. We are proud of the important role our people continue to play in delivering an efficient and sustainable source of renewable energy for use here in the UK.”
Mike Maudsley, UK portfolio generation director at Drax, said: “These rail deliveries are a critical part of our global supply chain for sustainable biomass that supports thousands of jobs and has delivered economic growth across the north of England, while supplying renewable electricity to millions of homes and businesses.
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