Drax contract extended

Sewell Construction has secured an extended three-year contract with the largest generator of renewable energy in the UK, Drax Power Ltd.

Drax is Europe’s single largest decarbonisation programme and the six unit coal and biomass power station, located near Selby, supplies seven to eight per cent of the UK’s energy.

Sewell has been on site for two years, carrying out core civils and ongoing maintenance work, with a team of up to 12.

Sewell Construction’s Graeme Farrow said: “Drax is an international firm which requires a responsive, multi-disciplined maintenance and construction partner to carry out a range of day works across the site.

“We are delighted to have secured this extended contract with Drax and they have shown faith in us by committing to a further three years. Work will continue to vary on site and will include reactive maintenance work alongside minor projects.”

Civils and building repair work carried out to date includes a wide scope of activity, from joinery, plumbing and decoration, to road repairs and cooling tower refurbishments. In addition to the core works, structural repair works have been carried out on a regular basis.

A special mention goes to the site team, led by Harry Robinson and Mick Hemmingbrough, for embracing the Sewell Culture and continually delivering to high standards on site.

Going forward, the team is committed to improving service delivery to ensure they remain on site beyond the 2020 contract extension.