New wagon type to transport 71.6 t biomass
Drax, the UK’s biggest generator of renewable electricity, is expanding its rail fleet with 30 new rail wagons. The upgraded high-capacity wagons manufactured by the British firm WH Davis will help to further reduce Drax’s carbon emissions.
The new innovative design has raised the wagons’ transport capacity by 30%, allowing them to carry 71.6 t of biomass each and therefore decreasing the number of rail journeys required.
The first of the 30 new wagons are expected to come off the production line early next year and to go into operation delivering biomass from the Port of Tyne to Drax, cutting emissions on this route by over 25%. (ben)