Associated British Ports (ABP) has advertised 24 jobs at its Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal, which supplies Drax with biomass.
According to the company’s jobs notice board on its website, 20 operative roles and four assistant operations managers are being recruited.
The facility handles 6.4 million tonnes of biomass per year and can store 200,000 tonnes of wood pellets in silos that are the size of 120 Olympic swimming pools.
The new jobs follow “significant investment” in the port’s infrastructure to secure Drax’s emerging additional supply chain for non-wood pellet biomass, the firm said. This includes upgrading safety systems, new machinery and the expansion of lorry loading systems.
More than 100 people are already employed at the terminal, which is the world’s largest biomass logistics facility. It is part of the Port of Immingham, the UK’s largest port by volume and the largest handler of dry bulk cargo.
“This is an exciting opportunity to join the team, with investment flowing into the terminal and more upgrades to be finished in 2021, it really shows how great an industry the renewable sector is,” said ABP regional director Simon Bird.