Drax to inject £40m in ‘world’s largest’ carbon capture project


UK-based energy company Drax Group (Drax) is to kickstart the next phase of its bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project at its North Yorkshire power station with capital investments of around £40m.

This investment will include taking on the engineering and construction services of industrial project expert Worley, which will begin the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) work for the project at the start of 2022 – potentially working with Drax on design and build phases. 

Commenting on the agreement, Chris Ashton, CEO, Worley, said, “Our partnership with Drax is one of the ways we’re helping our customers adapt existing assets and decarbonise industrial clusters, whilst also supporting Worley’s strategic focus on sustainability and delivering a more sustainable world.” 

Ahead of the development, Drax is set to relocate and decommission work to make space for the BECCS project, the technology for which will help Drax capture and store at least eight million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year. 

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