Most Anglo-Scottish coal originates from Killoch/New Cumnock/Greenburn/Thanks Mark , I was wondering about the trains running South , I thought there would be more than 3 or 4 .
The double heading was a publicity stunt, IMO!Mark do you know how many coal trains from Scotland are going to the power stations in England ? I heard about the double headers , did that not work ?
In the summer the cost price is probably lower, so it makes sense for the power companies to order this for storage for several monthsYesterday off the Port of Tyne we had THREE coal ships waiting to come in with approx 160 000 ton on the 3 of them , I have never ever seen 3 waiting in the summer .
At full load Drax needs 36,000 tonnes of coal per day - that would be atleast 18-20 trains, I guess?Hers a good question I would like to know how many coal trains a day does drax swallow up and how many biomass in a day ?
, I heard Port of Tyne take 3 hours to load the silo that the trains run through as the conveyor is very slow to take the 1200 tons up the to the silo.Have they ever hit the 8 per 24 hours ?
Port of Tyne has the biggest biomass facility in Europe , yet 4 other companies want to bring the stuff in through the Tyne , but to do this they will need there own storage shed and loading faciities built . Also Port of Tyne has bought the land that Mcnultys own as they are in administration . This could allow the container storage area to move and allow extra storage facilities to be built on the existing container site.Visited Drax last year and they said then that their biomass use was around 20-25% of everything combusted - however they do get some things in through the Port of Goole so won't be as much coming from Tyne Dock.