Alstom is one of two suppliers selected to build and test CO2 capture facilities, which are located near Bergen, by TCM’s partners Gassnova, Statoil, Shell and Sasol.
A true milestone
“This is a true milestone and we are excited to participate in the demonstration plant for the Chilled Ammonia Process at Mongstad. It is of outmost interest, that at TCM, our technology can be tested on flue gas both from a gas fired power station as well as on industrial off gas from the nearby refinery. This gives us valuable experience to improve and to expand the use of this technology even further,” says Patrick Fragman, Vice President Environmental Control Systems and Carbon Capture & Storage at Alstom.
The testing period
Following an initial start-up period Alstom, together with TCM, will carry out a 12 to 18 months testing and operations programme commencing during summer 2012. Alstom believes that TCM will be an attractive site to validate potential improvements even beyond the scheduled test period.
“With the TCM inauguration Alstom clearly makes a footprint as an important part of this unique development in Norway and we are confident that this will develop into a global reference point with the realisation of full scale CO2 Capture and Storage facilities in the future,” says Eric Staurset, Alstom’s Country President in Norway.