Freightliner Heavy Haul signs new deal with EDF Energy

Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd and EDF Energy today confirmed that they have entered into a new rail haulage agreement for coal deliveries into EDF Energy’s power stations at Cottam and West Burton.

The revised, long term deal gives EDF Energy increased capacity to meet its future requirements and builds upon the excellent service performance record and relationship that has developed over the last 10 years.

Jim Beynon, Head of Upstream Commercial Management, EDF Energy commented:

“We have worked to develop this innovatively structured deal that gives us the flexibility, reliability and security that we need to meet our future coal haulage needs.

“Our rail requirements become increasingly challenging in the coming years and we are pleased that this deal gives us a sound basis to meet those challenges.”

Martin Wilks, Director Coal & Deputy Managing Director, Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd added:

“Our relationship with EDF Energy is longstanding and we have worked well together over the years.

“We have always worked very closely with customers and industry partners and this new deal represents the continuation of the strong relationship that we share with EDF Energy, supplying haulage from UK mines and also imported coal from a number of ports.”

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