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Biomass bonanza for Humberside

[ March 28, 2013   //   ]

Associated British Ports (ABP) signed a 15-year contract with Drax Power for new terminals and storage facilities worth up to £100m to handle wood pellet shipments at Immingham, Hull and Goole. The Selby-based power generator is switching from coal to sustainable biomass.

The development includes a dedicated import facility, the Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal, to handle Panamax-size bulk carriers with a capacity of up to 3m tonnes of wood pellets a year, along with an upgraded rail terminal.

At Hull, ABP is investing in dedicated handling equipment and storage facilities in order to handle up to one million tonnes of biomass each year to be supplied to Drax by rail. Further inland at Goole, seven miles from Drax, it will invest in warehousing to handle increased imports of biomass through the port.

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