Combat climate change through technology

Visit by Members of the Norwegian Parliament

The Head of the Norwegian Conservative Party Erna Solberg and seven other members of the Norwegian Parliament visited TCM, the Technology Centre for CO2 capture under construction at Mongstad, Norway.

- This is a very exciting project with a large potential. It's great if we can build a full-scale capture plant at Mongstad, but TCM is important in any case since the technology development here is relevant globally, says Erna Solberg during the visit.

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.

The project is attracting visitors from all over the world. So far more than 1000 people have visited TCM, among them from Canada, USA, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Brazil and Saudi-Arabia.

The development of CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad is now near 60 percent complete and the project just passed the 2 million work hours milestone without any serious incidents.

These days large prefabricated structures are arriving on site, and are being installed. The carbon capture plants are really taking shape. Soon more than 700 workers will be engaged at the ten soccer field large construction site at 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.

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

 

Publisert 10/26/2010

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