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DB Cargo UK signs new contract with Drax

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DB Cargo UK has announced a new five-year ‘hook and haul’ contract to transport biomass supplies to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire.

DB Cargo, one of the UK’s largest rail freight operators, will run an average of 60 trains per week from the ports of Immingham and Hull to the power station near Selby. Each train will carry around 1,650 tonnes of biomass to the plant, which provides renewable power to millions of UK homes and businesses.

“We are delighted that Drax has chosen to extend our existing contract with them for another five years,” said Roger Neary, head of sales at DB Cargo UK. “We are proud of the important role our people continue to play in delivering an efficient and sustainable source of renewable energy for use here in the UK.”

Mike Maudsley, UK portfolio generation director at Drax, commented: “These rail deliveries are a critical part of our global supply chain for sustainable biomass that supports thousands of jobs and has delivered economic growth across the north of England, while supplying renewable electricity to millions of homes and businesses.

“We’re very pleased to extend our existing contract with DB Cargo UK for another five years and look forward to continuing to work with the team.”