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.
Drax Power Limited
Alternative access by rope
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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.
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.