Double Drax contract win for Capula

Paul Boughton

Imtech UK’s Capula business division has won two contracts with Shepherd Engineering Services (SES) for work at the Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire.

As part of the first contract, Capula, which specialises in advanced automation and real-time business intelligence, will design, manufacture, configure, supply and commission the Schneider-based control system for the new biomass storage facility.

The second contract will involve Capula also providing a Schneider-based control solution for the boiler distribution system, which consists of two sections – the Common Systems and Unitised Systems. The Common Systems will deal with the reception of fuel from storage, while the Unitised Systems will control the eventual transport of the fuel to the boilers of the three converted generating units.

New receipt, storage and distribution systems are being constructed at Drax Power Station. This development is part of its transformation into a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator through the burning of sustainable biomass in place of coal.

Phil Willett, Capula’s Business Sector Head for Power & Renewables, said: “The solutions Capula is implementing will integrate existing systems with the new control systems.”

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