New "landmark tower" at Mongstad
The slip pour of the new absorber tower at CO2 Technology Centre at Mongstad, Norway, recently reached its target height of 62 metres.
- Mongstad has no doubt gotten a new landmark tower. Both absorber towers of our technology centre have now reached their target heights, but the tower of the amine plant that Aker Clean Carbon is building is definitely highest, says Sverre Overå, Statoil's project manager.
He is satisfied that the slip pour was completed in less time than planned, and that the work of welding the plates on the inside of the absorber tower now can start.
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Final preparations for the mechanical installations that will start in fall is also ongoing. The concrete foundations are in place for the big prefabricated pipe racks that will arrive on barges from August on.
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.
In total the construction work is now 45 percent complete.