Drax set to cut CO2 by 1 million tonnes a year

An efficiency project at a factory in Newcastle that will cut its CO2 emissions by one million tonnes is nearing completion. The £100million contract saw British manufacturer Siemens replace turbines […]

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By Vicky Ellis

An efficiency project at a factory in Newcastle that will cut its CO2 emissions by one million tonnes is nearing completion. The £100million contract saw British manufacturer Siemens replace turbines on all six generating units at the Drax Power Station in Selby.

The new blades will boost the plant’s overall efficiency to almost 40%, according to Siemens. Peter Emery, production director at Drax said: “Through increasing the overall efficiency of the electricity generation process, the new turbines make a meaningful reduction in our carbon footprint.”

The Drax Power Station is the UK’s largest coal-fired power station, supplying around 7% of the nation’s electricity needs.

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