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Aker Solutions starts up Mongstad carbon capture plant in Norway

05.07.2012  | 

Aker Solutions on Monday inaugurated its carbon capture plant in Mongstad, Norway, calling it an important milestone for the company. The plant was completed mechanically in June 2011 and was followed by commissioning and start-up activities.

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Aker Solutions on Monday inaugurated its carbon capture plant in Mongstad, Norway, calling it an important milestone for the company.

After years of research and development, the capture technology will now be tested and verified in a large plant, according to the company.

The main objectives are to verify operational parameters (performance data) and to increase the technical and economical knowledge regarding operation of an industrial-scale plant.

"This is a great day for Aker Solutions,” said Valborg Lundegaard, head of engineering for Aker Solutions. “The cooperation between Gassnova and all the TCM partners during the engineering and construction period has been positive. We are now ready for start-up, and we look forward to demonstrating good performance data.”

The facility includes a new amine plant, which has a capture capacity of about 80,000 tpy.

The plant is connected to two different flue gas sources; the combined heat and power plant (CHP) with a flue gas CO2 concentration of 3.5% by volume and the refinery cracker (RCC) with a concentration of 12.9% by volume.

The latter gas composition is very similar to flue gas from coal fired power stations, the company says.

For more details on the project, read Aker Solutions’ full news release by clicking here.



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