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Project Overview

Altrad were awarded the term scaffolding, insulation, painting and cleaning contract at Drax power station. Drax Power Limited (DPL) were seeking a more cost-effective, value enhanced service delivery.

Client

Drax Power Limited

Project

Alternative access by rope

Location

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Value

Undisclosed

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DRAX COAL FIRED POWER STATION SELBY NORTH YORKSHIRE ENGLAND

The challenge

99% of the access being provided at the power station consisted of traditional tube and fitting structures, which is not cost-effective for DPL.

Rope access and other forms of alternative access had been utilised previously on site but not to any great extent. Altrad were challenged to change this dynamic.


The solution

Altrad created a larger on-site rope access and alternative access team, consisting of 22 multiskilled operatives.

The newly formed alternative access team were also able to carry out NDT inspections which resulted in a dramatic cost saving to DPL.

As a result of this initiative, DPL received the following benefits.


Benefits

  • £6.3m of cost savings
  • Schedule efficiency – resulting from multiskilled operatives using rope access.
  • Higher level of alternative access use
  • A proportionate dilution in management costs (more services undertaken by the same management team)
  • Additional services provided
  • Rescue services provided
  • NDT inspections provided
  • Faster and more efficient access turnaround times

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