Drax Power Station, Selby

Ongoing construction maintenance framework

Sewell Construction has a long term contract with the largest generator of renewable energy in the UK, Drax Power Ltd.

Drax is Europe’s single largest decarbonisation programme and are responsible for generating 7% of the UK’s electricity.

The six unit coal and biomass power station, located near Selby, supplies seven to eight per cent of the UK’s energy. The international firm was looking for a responsive, multi-disciplined maintenance and construction partner to carry out a range of day works at the high security plant.

The civils and building repair work carried out includes a wide scope of activity, from joinery, plumbing and decoration to road repairs and cooling tower refurbishments. In addition to the core works, Sewell carries out a significant number of structural repair works over the coming months.

Recent work includes supporting Drax through a major upgrade to one of six generators during an ‘outage’ period. Our team helped prepare the site, providing support for the ‘outage’ period, in which essential maintenance of the generator and chimney could be carried out.












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