Access Solutions for Annual Boiler Overhaul

Actavo | Industrial Solutions is providing Layher system scaffolding access for up to two boilers per annum depending on whether it is a single or double outage programme, at Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire. Drax Power Station is the newest and largest coal-fired power station in the UK with an output capacity of 4000 megawatts through the 6 onsite generators. Currently, the power station produces 7% of the UK’s electricity needs.

Utilising Layher system scaffolding and round the clock teams to provide internal access to the boiler at Drax has reduced the annual boiler outage period from 10 days to 4.5 days. Our team was successfully awarded the contract based on the proposed innovation of providing system scaffolding that would reduce the overall planned outage period. This has resulted in a direct saving of 360 man days of scaffold labour. The client has also been able to increase revenue due to the shorter outage period and the mechanical contractor has achieved productivity gains through the improved access offered by the Layher design.