GB Railfreight has announced that they have agreed with Drax to extend their contract to transport biomass from UK ports to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, with the contract expiring in 2025.
GBRf and Drax have worked closely in the last ten years to maintain supplies of biomass to generate reliable renewable power for homes and businesses in the UK.
Drax supplies 11% of the UK’s renewable electricity and uses biomass instead of coal at Drax Power Station and have reduced emissions by more than 80%.
Under the contract, GBRf will transport the biomass from the Ports of Tyne and Liverpool to Drax Power Station.
John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, said: “I am delighted to be continuing GB Railfreight’s ongoing partnership with Drax. We will continue to deliver vital supplies of sustainable biomass for a further five years, ensuring power is generated in a clean and sustainable way as well as reducing the UK’s carbon emissions.
“The announcement also comes at a time of great economic uncertainty for our country. We at GBRf remain committed to getting the UK economy back on track and having worked with Drax over the last few months during testing times I know we will continue to work closely in the months and years to come as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.”
Mike Maudsley, UK Portfolio Generation Director at Drax said: “GBRf’s 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.
“We’re very pleased to extend our existing contract with GBRf for another five years and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with the team.”
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