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The test activity continues at TCM

Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) maintains a high level of activity through 2017 and Gassnova, Statoil and Shell intend to extend operations at the plant through 2020.

Statoil announces todaythat it intends to phase out the combined heat and power plant (CHP) at Mongstad in two years.

TCM currently has two flue gas sources: the combined heat and power plant and the refinery. TCMs access to flue gas and steam from the refinery remains unchanged. TCM is working on a plan for how to replace the flue gas from the combined heat and power plant after it is phased out January 1, 2019.

- We will continue testing with refinery flue gases and are working on finding alternative solutions to replace the CHP flue gas source from 2019, says TCM's Managing director Roy Vardheim, adding that TCM expects to find a good solution to this.

Statoil, Shell and the Norwegian government by Gassnova intend to continue operating TCM when the existing participants agreement expires in Autumn 2017.

- TCM is unique in the world by virtue of its size and flexibility. It can play a crucial role in maturing technologies for full-scale CCS plants, says Trude Sundset, CEO of Gassnova.

TCM is the world's largest test center for CO2 capture technologies and a cornerstone of the Norwegian government’s and the industrial owners' efforts to promote CO2 capture and sequestration as a climate measure. Several technology suppliers have developed their capture technologies at TCM, enabling these technologies to be utilized in full-scale CO2 capture.

The Norwegian government is TCM's largest shareholder with a stake of 75.12 percent. Gassnova manages the government’s ownership. Statoil owns 20 percent of TCM and Shell and Sasol 2.44 percent each.

For more information, please contact:
Vegar Stokset, Head of Communications,TCM
Tel: +47 95276256

Publisert 2/15/2017

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