We’ve been awarded a services contract for the first two carbon capture units at Drax’s power station in North Yorkshire, UK. The two carbon capture units are expected to capture around eight million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, strengthening Drax’s purpose to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. The carbon capture units will be integrated into two of the four existing biomass power generating units, which have a total capacity of 2,580 MW.
The carbon capture units will incorporate Drax’s negative-emissions technology, known as Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS). BECCS combines renewable electricity generated from biomass and carbon capture storage to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere permanently. BECCS has been successfully piloted by Drax.
Under the contract, we’ll provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for the project. The services will be executed by our team in the UK.
Upon final investment decision and selection by the UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for the project to progress, we expect to negotiate the subsequent detailed engineering and build phases of the project with Drax.
This services contract follows the pre-FEED phase of the project, which we recently completed.
This strategic partnership with Drax demonstrates how we’re supporting our customers to adapt and decarbonize existing assets.
“As a global professional services company headquartered in Australia, we are pleased that Drax has engaged Worley in this important carbon capture project. Our partnership with Drax is one of the ways we’re helping our customers adapt existing assets and decarbonize industrial clusters, while also supporting our strategic focus on sustainability and delivering a more sustainable world,” said Chris Ashton, Chief Executive Officer of Worley.