DB Schenker wins Drax supply contract

DB Schenker Rail UK (DB) has won the contract to deliver the vast majority of coal to Drax Power Station.

The three year deal, which began on April 1, will cover the supply routes from the port at Immingham and Kellingley colliery. The contract may be expanded to cover supplementary routes from the North East.

Since 2011, DB has delivered up to 45% of the Drax coal contract. In addition, DB has a contract to supply up to 80% of Drax’s biomass requirement. DB’s contract to haul gypsum, a coal power byproduct, from the station to Kirkby Thore plasterboard factory in Cumbria was renewed in November 2014.

  • For more on this story read RAIL 773, published on April 29

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