Drax bids for Texas and Louisiana pellet businesses

Dorothy Thompson

Selby, North Yorkshire-based power company Drax Group said it is “participating in separate processes” for the acquisition out of bankruptcy of the operating assets of Texas Pellets and Louisiana Pellets.

“Drax has submitted initial cash bids for these assets as part of an auction process, which will be held on 1 and 2 March 2017,” said Drax.

“Whilst these are binding bids, and could be accepted by the sellers, it is expected that the successful buyer will be determined through auctions.”

Drax said it previously indicated its intention to expand its self-supply compressed wood pellet operations to support 20-30% of its generation requirement.

“Subject to a disciplined approach to pricing in the auctions, the acquisition of these assets would help Drax meet this target,” the firm added.