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About TCM

Technology Centre Mongstad is the world’s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture. Knowledge gained will prepare the ground for CO2 capture initiatives to combat climate change. TCM is a joint venture between the Norwegian state, Statoil, Shell and Sasol.

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  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Thanks a lot for a good collaboration in 2016, and with best wishes for the Christmas Holidays and the New Year ahead!

  • Software collaboration project to reduce CCS costs

    NTNU, SINTEF, TCM and Cybernetica are now joining forces in a project that will develop more automated amine plants. The project includes testing both Tiller and TCM.

  • Pilot starts producing algae based fishfeed with CO2

    This week, the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry - Monica Mæland - opened the national algae pilot facility which will test microalgae production for fish feed using CO2 captured at Technology Centre Mongstad.

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TCM Highlights

State and Statoil agreed
to build test centre

World class environmental project at Mongstad

The Norwegian government and Statoil have undertaken an agreement to establish the world's largest full-scale CO2 capture and storage (CCS) project in conjunction with the projected combined heat and power plant at Mongstad.

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Agreement to
start planning
and engineering

An important step towards CO2 capture at Mongstad

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) today signed an agreement with DONG Energy, Hydro, Shell Statoil and Vattenfall on co-operating towards a test centre for CO2 capture and storage (CCS) at the combined power and heating station at Mongstad, Norway.

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Planning completed and
preparatory work starting

Planning completed and preparatory work starting

Preparatory work on site started at the end of 2008. The work scope includes roads, preparations for utility systems to the TCM-site, and also preparations for cooling water supply to the test center..

TCM Partnership established

TCM Partnership established

On June 17th 2009 the partners, Gassnova SF, A/S Norske Shell and StatoilHydro, decided to establish the company: European CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) and begin construction of a large CO2 technology centre located at the Mongstad refinery by Bergen in Norway.

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Opening of Administration complex

Minister opened TCMs administration complex

On September 30, The Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, opened the 5000 m2 large Administration Complex of Technology Center Mongstad (TCM).

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Sasol joined partnership

Sasoil joined partnership

The South African energy company Sasol and Gassnova SF, on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, have today signed an agreement on partnership in the CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM). Sasol is purchasing a 2.44 percent share of TCM

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Preparation for operations

The first tests starts at the amine plant

Recruitment of operators: In full operation, the TCM DA organization will include around 70 people. They will be recruited from the the owners of TCM DA: Gassnova, Statoil, Shell and Sasol.

Plant start-up early 2012

Plant start-up early 2012

The CO2 capture tests start: In the initial phase, the two technology vendors Aker Clean Carbon and Alstom, in cooperation with TCM, will test their respective technologies. TCM will be responsible for developing the remaining test programmes after the first initial phase of approximately one and a half year.

End of five-year test period

End of five-year test period

End of the five-year preliminary test period: The owners of TCM DA have in the participant’s agreement committed themselves to a five-year test period of two technologies. Not yet decided what will happen after that.

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