Britcon, the building and civil engineering business has announced that they have completed a project for Drax Group Plc that will allow the company to expand a strategic store at the largest power station on the UK. The work that has been carried out at the North Yorkshire Power station by Britcon was valued at £200,000. This construction project is a part of an ongoing brief that has been awarded to Britcon by Drax.
Britcon and Drax have been working together for more than 10 years due to the brief that has been developed between the two companies. Drax Power Station is located in Selby, North Yorkshire and at the moment provides more than 7% of the UK’s electricity. The site has experienced a range of upgrades that have taken place using innovative engineering techniques. Today the power station is primarily a biomass fuelled generator, this means that 70% of the electricity that is produced at this site is generated using compressed wood pellets as opposed to coal. The energy produced at the selby site through biomass is enough to supply power to Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool.
Britcon has recently completed work on a 2,500 sq. ft. extension to the 16,500 sq. ft. Strategic Store on the site of the power plant that was first built 9 years ago in order to house any back up components that could be required for the turbines in case there is a shut down. The steel frame clad, high bay building that was first designed in order to accommodate a 5T overhead girder crane needed groundworks carrying out as well as a significant amount of paving and new barriers. Britcon Engineering Services designed and built the steelwork that was required for the extension work at their manufacturing site which is based in Scunthorpe.