Combat climate change through technology

Minister opened TCMs administration complex

The Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Riis-Johansen today opened the 5000 m2 large Administration Complex of Technology Center Mongstad (TCM).

-Our efforts at Technology Centre at Mongstad is a vital part of the Government’s energy and climate policy. The opening of the Administration Complex today shows that the construction of the Technology Centre is going as scheduled, and that we are one step closer to testing the actual CCS-technology, says the Minister of Petroleum and Energy.

Technology Centre Mongstad will be 63.000 square meters and can capture capture 100,000 tons of CO2 per year. TCM will test two of the technologies that are currently available, the amine-based (Aker Clean Carbon) and the chilled ammonia-based (Alstom) technologies.

-TCM is taking a leading position internationally through the establishment of a test facility for users of capture technologies and industrial partners which develop and provide such technologies. We are very glad to have Statoil, Shell and Sasol as partners, and we are interested in cooperating with more companies, says the Minister..

The administration complex of TCM contains offices and meeting spaces, workshops, lab and operation rooms. Here TCMs organisation will prepare for the operational phase of the plant that will start in about a year.

The construction of the world’s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture, Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM), is now halfway complete and it is on track to start operating by early 2012.

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

Technology Centre Mongstad is the world’s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture relevant for both coal fired and gas fired power station in addition to other industrial plants. 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

For more information, please contact: Vegar Stokset, Head of Communications
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Publisert 9/30/2010

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