BOC is joining Samsung as the latest stakeholder in 2Co Energy’s Don Valley carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in South Yorkshire.
Under the agreement, BOC and its parent company Linde will take a 15% share in the development and supply the carbon capture technology and air separation units (ASUs) for the new plant.
The 650 MW coal gasification plant at Stainforth in the Humber Gateway will use Linde’s Rectisol technology, as well its large-capacity ASUs to provide oxygen for the coal gasification part of the process.
At least 90% of the CO2 emitted by the coal-fired plant will be captured and the development is also aimed at being the ‘hub’ of a cluster of other CCS projects in the region.
“The Humber Gateway is the best location in the world to kick-start a global carbon capture industry and BOC’s involvement further underpins the financial and technical integrity of the project,” says Lewis Gillies, chief executive of 2Co Energy.
Initially, BOC will also work with 2Co Energy’s other contractors on the front end engineering design (FEED) study for the facility.
Construction is scheduled to start next year on the project, which is one of the most advanced in Europe, and will generate enough power for one million homes when completed in 2016.
“Moving quickly to full commercial-scale carbon capture will be vital for the UK - not only in meeting our own carbon reduction targets, but also for demonstrating the UK’s global leadership in developing and using these critical technologies,” adds BOC’s managing director Mike Huggon.
BOC is also involved with Drax and Alstom’s CCS development in the Humber region.
For further information:
Companies sign up to UK £1 billion CCS competition (18-May)
World’s largest CCS demonstration project opens in Norway (9-May)
Samsung takes stake in 2Co Energy’s UK CCS project (29-Mar)
Foster Wheeler Energy to lead 2Co Power’s CCS project (2-Feb)
14 June 2012