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Mongstad is located northwest of Bergen.

Massive Carbon Capture plant halfway complete

The construction of the world’s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture, Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM), is now halfway complete and it is on track to start operating by early 2012.

The construction site at Mongstad is changing radically these days. So far it has  predominately consisted of concrete foundations and large concrete structures and towers - among them two absorber towers of 62 metres and 30 metres.

These days the large pre-fabricated mechanical structures are being installed, and the TCM area is taking the shape of an industrial plant. The last additions to Mongstad's skyline are two 30 metres tall desorber towers where CO2 and the amines (solvent used) will be separated after the capture process.

Watch the installation of the desorber towers here

The mechanical structures are for the most part prefabricated at Aker Stord and at Reinertsen in Murmansk. Most of the pipe racks and other steel structures will arrive by sea, but some smaller items are transported on trucks.

From december on, more than 700 workers will be engaged at the ten soccer field large construction site at the Mongstad. .

TCM will test two different technologies, from Aker Clean Carbon and Alstom, respectively, for capture of CO2 from two flue gas sources with different CO2 content. The objective of the testing is in part to qualify the technologies for large-scale cleaning of exhaust gas, while simultaneously developing cost-effective technology solutions.

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

For more information, please contact: Vegar Stokset, Head of Communications
m: +47 952 76 256, e: vesto@statoil.com

 

Publisert 9/6/2010

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