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  • Drax Power Station

    Delivering a new complex lightweight aggregate plant in North Yorkshire

The new plant enables Drax to convert pulverised fuel ash, a by-product of coal-burning power stations) into a versatile, lightweight aggregate, diverting waste material from landfill and improving the company's sustainability.

A complex project and close collaboration with Fairport Engineering, Lytag and Drax Power station throughout ensured the site had the necessary work permits, safe systems and controlled access to the site. This ensured the safety of the site team throughout the project, which completed on time and to budget.

Through a close working relationship, Henry Boot were able to achieve an immediate site start and were able to maintain the Civils Works budget throughout construction, despite many on-site obstacles to achieve a successful handover. Fairport would have no issues recommending Henry Boot Construction for any similar works.

Andrew Hodgson, Contracts Manager, Fairport Engineering

  • £1.2m

    Project value

  • 40



  • 3


    Collaborative working partners

Construction of the new plant included:

  • Creating reinforced concrete foundations for the main building, installed on 20m long CFA piles
  • Further foundations installed for the 30m high chimney base
  • Construction of 7m high storage bay walls
  • Installation of isolated bases to support a 200m long conveyor system

Involved in this project

Clancy Consulting