Uniper Awards Technip Energies Awarded Carbon Capture Project At Grain Power Station In The UK

Uniper Awards Technip Energies Awarded Carbon Capture Project At Grain Power Station In The UK - Carbon Herald
Grain Power Station Image: Technip Energies

Uniper has chosen Technip Energies to develop a Process Design Package (PDP) for a carbon capture project at their Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant on the Isle of Grain in Southeast England. This project aims to potentially capture over 2 million tonnes of CO2 annually.

Technip Energies’ contract encompasses designing the process for CO2 capture, conditioning, liquefaction, and a temporary storage facility. Additionally, the PDP will furnish necessary design details for final plant engineering.

Uniper’s strategy involves retrofitting post-combustion carbon capture technology onto as many as three units of the existing 1,326MW CCGT plant at the Grain power station in Southeast England. Subsequently, the captured CO2 would be transported either by shipping or pipeline to permanent offshore storage in the seabed.

Ian Rogers, Head of Asset Improvement and Making Net Zero Probable of Uniper, said: “The award of the PDP contract is a significant milestone in the development of our plans to decarbonise electricity production at one of the most efficient gas CCGT plants in our fleet – Grain power station. It would not only help meet Uniper’s ambitious strategy to generate more than 80 per cent of our installed power capacity from carbon free sources by 2030 but could also help to support the UK’s transition to a net zero future by removing millions of tonnes of COper year whilst continuing to provide flexible and reliable power to the national grid.”

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Technip Energies, in this initial phase, will devise a tailored solution applicable to each of the three gas turbines. This solution will utilize the established Shell CANSOLV® CO₂ Capture System along with Technip Energies’ licensing proficiency and extensive project execution experience.

Christophe Malaurie, SVP Decarbonization Solutions of Technip Energies, commented: “We are very energised to contribute to Uniper’s ambition to make their European power generation portfolio 80% carbon neutral by 2030. This ambitious project is leading the way of the UK’s national grid decarbonisation. By leveraging our capabilities in carbon capture projects and technology integration, we are committed to making this project a success, playing an active role in the journey towards a low-carbon future.”

Looking ahead to a final investment decision in the mid-2020s, if chosen, Technip Energies will progress to deliver the complete front-end engineering design (FEED) package for the project.

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