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.