Drax events to share details on potential BECCS contracts worth millions

Drax will deliver a series of events that will provide UK Businesses with information on how they could win contracts to deliver its BECCS technology.

The company is teaming up with Worley, its engineering, procurement, and construction partner; UK energy sector business development organisation NOF, and the West & North Yorkshire and Hull & Humber Chambers of Commerce to deliver the events, which will advise businesses on how they could win millions of pounds worth of contracts.

The events will be held in Yorkshire & the Humber and the North East in May, following the success of an initial supplier event, held virtually in September 2021, when around 400 UK businesses attended.

Drax previously said it aims to source 80% of construction materials and services from UK firms and build a robust UK supply chain for BECCS, ahead of construction starting as early as 2024, creating around 10,000 jobs.

“We want to put British businesses at the heart of our plans to deliver BECCS, allowing them to benefit from hundreds of millions of pounds worth of new contracts,” said Graham Backhouse, Drax’s commercial director for the BECCS project.

“Negative emissions technologies like BECCS will play a vital role in enabling the UK to reach its net-zero goals, as well as creating exciting opportunities for the UK to lead the world in a vital technology, creating a new sector of the economy, as well as export opportunities.”

Backhouse said companies of all sizes across the region are encouraged to come along to the events and find out more about how they might benefit from the contracts available.

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