Drax Group Plc - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis

 Published On: Dec, 2017 |    No of Pages: 86 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Summary

The report contains a detailed description of the power generation company's business operations, history, corporate strategy, and business structure. This report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on key employees (executives), and major products and services.

Scope

- Major Power Plants (assets) - summarized and detailed information about the power plants (assets).
- Operational Metrics (capacity, generation, revenue, sales, number of consumers).
- Business description - A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy - GlobalData's summarization of the company's business strategy.
- SWOT analysis - A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history - Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services - A list of major products, services and brands
- Key employees - A list of the key executives and personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives' employment history.
- Financial deals - Coverage of key financial deals from 2006 onwards, depending upon information availability
- Important locations and subsidiaries - A list of key locations and subsidiaries of the company, including contact details.

* Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company.

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 5
Company Snapshot 6
Key Information 6
Company Overview 6
SWOT Snapshot 6
Operational Metrics 7
Drax Group Plc, Operational Metrics, By Capacity 7
Drax Group Plc, Operational Metrics, By Segmental Information 7
Drax Group Plc, Operational Metrics, By Sales 7
Drax Group Plc, Biopower Plants 8
Drax Group Plc, Biopower Plants, United Kingdom 8
Drax Group Plc, Thermal Power Plants 9
Drax Group Plc, Thermal Power Plants, United Kingdom 9
Business Description 10
Business Overview 10
Major Products and Services 11
History 12
SWOT Analysis 16
Overview 16
Drax Group Plc Strengths 16
Business Performance: Retail Segment 16
Market Leadership 16
Cost Efficiency 16
Drax Group Plc Weaknesses 17
Business Performance: Generation Segment 17
Drax Group Plc Opportunities 17
Favorable Renewable Policies: European Union 17
Positive Outlook for Biopower: the UK 17
Strategic Acquisitions 17
Expansion Initiatives 17
Drax Group Plc Threats 18
Risks in Wholesale Market 18
Raw Material Cost Fluctuation 18
Environmental Laws and Regulations 18
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 21
Key Employees 22
Key Employee Biographies 23
Company Statement 24
Locations And Subsidiaries 26
Head Office 26
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 26
Financial Deals Landscape 28
Drax Group Plc, Deals Summary 28
Drax Group Plc, Power, Deal Details 29
Asset Transactions 29
Drax Group Acquires Four OCGT Power Development Projects in UK from Watt Power 29
Equity Offering 30
Drax Announces Private Placement Of Shares For US$287.8 Million 30
Drax Group Completes Private Placement Of Shares For US$303.2 Million 32
Debt Offering 34
Drax Prices Public Offering of 4.25% Notes Due 2022 for USD448.2 Million 34
Drax Prices Public Offering of Notes Due 2022 for USD256 Million 35
Acquisition 36
Aggregated Micro Power to Acquire Billington Bioenergy from Drax Smart Supply for USD2.6 Million 36
Drax Group Completes Acquisition of Opus Energy for USD431.9 Million 38
Recent Developments 40
Drax Group Plc - Recent Developments 40
Feb 23, 2016: Drax looks to shut down coal-fired stations due to low gas prices 40
Jul 09, 2015: New milestone reached in biomass supply chain 40
Sep 26, 2012: Drax Plans To Partially Convert Coal-fired Power Plant To Biomass-Fueled In UK 40
Jul 19, 2017: Drax Group PLC: Half-year Report 40
Feb 16, 2017: Drax Group PLC: Preliminary Results For The Twelve Months Ended 31 December 2016 41
Jul 26, 2016: Drax Group plc: Half Year Results for the six months ended 30 June 2016 43
Feb 23, 2016: Drax Group preliminary results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2015 44
Jul 28, 2015: Drax Group plc: Half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2015 46
Feb 24, 2015: Drax Group Plc: Preliminary Results For The Year Ended 31 December 2014 48
Nov 05, 2014: Drax Group PLC Interim Management Statement 49
Jul 29, 2014: Drax Group: Half Year Results For The Six Months Ended 30 June 2014 50
May 09, 2014: Drax Group Announces Interim Management Statement 52
May 09, 2014: DRAX GROUP PLC Interim Management Statement 53
Feb 18, 2014: Preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2013 54
Jul 30, 2013: Drax half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2013 55
Feb 19, 2013: Drax Reports Revenue Of 1.8 Billion In 2012 57
Feb 22, 2010: Drax Reports Total Revenues Of GBP1.5 Billion In 2009 58
Aug 04, 2008: Drax Reports Revenues Of GBP801.8 Million For H1 2008 59
Sep 06, 2007: Drax Declares H1 2007 Results 60
Nov 15, 2017: Appointment of new non-executive director - Drax Group plc 61
Oct 27, 2017: DRAX GROUP PLC: Appointment of Interim Chief Financial Officer 61
Oct 18, 2017: Drax generates 1.7bn and supports over 18,500 jobs in the UK 61
Oct 09, 2017: Drax collaborates with academics to meet the UK's changing energy needs 62
Sep 21, 2017: Will Gardiner to succeed Dorothy Thompson as Chief Executive of Drax Group 63
Sep 21, 2017: Will Gardiner, Chief Financial Officer, Drax Group 64
Sep 13, 2017: Drax starts planning process for battery storage and gas options on site 64
Sep 01, 2017: UK Power Group Set to Phase Out Coal 65
Aug 25, 2017: Renewable energy contributes 25 percent of UK's power during second quarter of 2017 65
Jul 20, 2017: Britcon delivers for UK's largest Power Station 65
Jul 19, 2017: Drax Group plc: appointment of new non-executive director 65
Jun 15, 2017: DRAX GROUP PLC: Capital Markets Event and Trading Update 66
Jun 15, 2017: UK's Drax to convert coal-fired power units into gas-based units 67
May 11, 2017: Drax Group: Seasonal deployment - powering the clean energy revolution whatever the weather 67
Mar 23, 2017: Drax Group plc: Notice of Change to Director Details 68
Mar 02, 2017: Drax Optimizes UK Renewable Fuel Supply with Quintiq 68
Feb 09, 2017: Power sector's carbon emissions at 60-year low as coal generation falls dramatically 69
Dec 19, 2016: Drax given green light to complete biomass upgrade, saving 12 million tonnes of carbon every year 70
Sep 13, 2016: Drax generates 34m and 550 jobs for Wales economy 71
Sep 07, 2016: Drax generates 1.2bn and over 14,000 jobs for the economy says new report from Oxford Economics 71
Aug 23, 2016: Ofgem decision on National Grid's request to recoup spending on power station contracts 72
Jun 08, 2016: Ofgem consults on request from National Grid to recoup spending on power station contracts 72
Feb 29, 2016: Drax Group: Directorate Change 72
Feb 16, 2016: Consumers could save 2 billion if green light given for reform of energy generation auctions 72
Jan 26, 2016: Drax CfD - Further Details of EC Formal Investigation 73
Nov 24, 2015: Drax Group plc: Trading Update 73
Nov 16, 2015: Capula successfully commissions first soot blower control system at Drax 74
Nov 11, 2015: Drax Group plc: Directorate Changes 74
Sep 25, 2015: Drax announces plan to end further investment in White Rose Carbon Capture & Storage project 74
Sep 02, 2015: Infinis And Drax Announce Initiate proceedings for a judicial review of the notice period for the removal of the Climate Change Levy 75
Jul 08, 2015: Drax Group: Climate Change Levy Announcement 75
Jul 06, 2015: Drax Group plc: Directorate Change 75
Jun 17, 2015: Drax to save 20 millionth tonne of carbon through use of sustainable biomass 75
May 13, 2015: Drax promotes strategy director to chief executive at power generator in group shake-up 76
Apr 29, 2015: Drax Group plc: Directorate Change 76
Mar 25, 2015: Drax Biomass appoints Peter Madden as U.S. CEO 76
Dec 04, 2014: Official opening of biomass terminal at Port of Hull signals start of City's renewables revolution 76
Sep 24, 2014: Drax Group plc Directorate Change 77
Jul 23, 2014: Drax Group: Legal Challenge Update 77
Jul 14, 2014: DRAX Group Plc: Legal Challenge Judgment 78
Apr 23, 2014: Drax Group: Unit Eligibility Update For Early CFDs 78
Feb 25, 2014: Drax Group PLC Announces Directorate Change 78
Dec 04, 2013: Two Drax Biomass Units Eligible for Early CFDs CFD Strike Prices Confirmed 78
May 08, 2013: FCC Environment Harvests First Landfill Biomass Crop 79
Apr 24, 2013: Drax Agrees 75m Amortizing Loan Facility 79
Dec 20, 2012: Drax Secures Financing For Biomass 80
Mar 12, 2012: Drax Group Cancels Its Plans To Construct 300 MW Biomass Plant In Selby, UK 80
Feb 21, 2012: Drax Announces Strategic Capital Investment Plan For 2012 80
Aug 30, 2011: Drax Appoints Paul Taylor As Executive Director 80
Jun 28, 2010: Drax's Board Appoints Tony Thorne As Non Executive Director 81
Feb 19, 2010: Drax Drops Its Plans To Substitute Coal-Fuel With Other Renewable Fuels At Drax Power Plant 81
Dec 18, 2009: Drax's Independent Non-Executive Director Jamie Dundas To Step Down 81
Nov 03, 2008: Drax Appoints Non Executive Director 81
Dec 09, 2016: Drax Group plc: Capacity Market Contracts 81
Apr 01, 2016: Drax Group plc: Ancillary Services Contract 82
Jul 31, 2015: ESG Helps Drax Fuel a Cleaner Future 82
Jun 08, 2015: Doosan Babcock wins multimillion pound contract to make major power plant greener 82
Apr 08, 2015: DB Schenker Rail UK wins contract to deliver coal to Drax Power Station 83
Jan 06, 2015: Drax appoints Capula for new soot blower control system 83
Mar 06, 2013: Siemens Wins Contract To Upgrade Three Drax Power Station's Intermediate Pressure Turbines In Newcastle, UK 83
Jan 26, 2009: E.ON And Drax Gets Agreement To Connect Biomass Stations 84
Appendix 85
Report Scope 85
GlobalData Coverage 85
Benchmarking 85
GlobalData's Methodology 85
Secondary Research 85
Primary Research 86
Contact Us 86
Disclaimer 86

List of Tables
Drax Group Plc, Key Facts 6
Drax Group Plc, Operational Metrics, Capacity 7
Drax Group Plc, Operational Metrics, Segmental Information 7
Drax Group Plc, Operational Metrics, Sales 7
Drax Group Plc, Biopower Plants, United Kingdom 8
Drax Group Plc, Thermal Power Plants, United Kingdom 9
Major Products and Services 11
Drax Group Plc, SWOT Analysis 16
Drax Group Plc, Ratios based on current share price 19
Drax Group Plc, Annual Ratios 19
Drax Group Plc, Interim Ratios 21
Drax Group Plc, Key Employees 22
Drax Group Plc, Subsidiaries 26
Drax Group Plc, Deals Summary 28
Drax Group Acquires Four OCGT Power Development Projects in UK from Watt Power 29
Drax Announces Private Placement Of Shares For US$287.8 Million 30
Drax Group Completes Private Placement Of Shares For US$303.2 Million 32
Drax Prices Public Offering of 4.25% Notes Due 2022 for USD448.2 Million 34
Drax Prices Public Offering of Notes Due 2022 for USD256 Million 35
Aggregated Micro Power to Acquire Billington Bioenergy from Drax Smart Supply for USD2.6 Million 36
Drax Group Completes Acquisition of Opus Energy for USD431.9 Million 38


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