DWD advised Capture Power Ltd, a consortium of Drax Power Ltd, Alstom and BOC, on proposals for a 448 megawatt new build coal-fired power station fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology on land adjacent to the existing Drax Power Station site nearby Selby in North Yorkshire. The project, known as the White Rose CCS Project, was part of a government backed CCS commercialisation project to demonstrate the feasibility of CCS at a commercial scale in the UK.
The proposed power station was designed to capture up to 90% of the carbon dioxide emissions generated. Once captured the carbon dioxide was to be compressed before being injected into and transported via a pipeline being promoted by National Grid Carbon Limited for permanent storage beneath the North Sea in a depleted gas field.
DWD acted as planning advisor in respect of the Development Consent Order application that was submitted in November 2014. DWD also provided support during the examination process and prepared and submitted related planning applications for early site works and also modification of a jetty on the tidal River Ouse in order to receive large items of plant by barge.