Thursday, April 28, 2011

$1.24 billion CAD carbon capture project approved in Saskatchewan

SaskPower will refurbish the coal-burning Boundary Dam Power Station with new equipment to extract one million tons of CO2 annually. Some of the captured gas will be pumped into aging oil wells to help increase production.

When complete the aging unit of the Boundary Dam Power Station near the city of Estevan will be one of the first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage facilities in the world.

Saskatchewan needs carbon capture to work on a large scale as the province is one of the highest emitters of greenhouse gases per capita of any jurisdiction in the world.

Construction is to begin immediately and the unit should be working by 2014, with the capacity to produce 110 megawatts of power.

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Hitachi and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s Cansolv division will contribute engineering and equipment for the project in Saskatchewan.

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