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Technip Energies Awarded Process Design Package for Proposed Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project at Uniper’s Grain Power Station in the UK

Technip Energies has been selected by Uniper to provide a Process Design Package (PDP) for the post-combustion carbon capture project at their Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station on the Isle of Grain in Southeast  England, to potentially capture over 2 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

The contract covers the process design for the CO2 capture, conditioning, liquefaction, and temporary storage facility. The PDP will also include the design information required to complete the final engineering of the plant.

Uniper’s plans focus on retrofitting post-combustion carbon capture technology on up to three units of the existing 1,326MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plant at Grain power station in the Southeast of England. The captured CO2 would be transported by shipping, or pipeline, to permanent storage offshore in the seabed.

In this first phase, Technip Energies will provide a unique solution capable of being applied to each of the three gas turbines, leveraging the proven Shell CANSOLV® CO₂ Capture System, as well as Technip Energies licensing expertise and deep experience in project execution.

In the perspective of a mid-2020s final investment decision, the next step for Technip Energies, if selected, will be to provide the full front-end engineering design (FEED) package for the project.

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.”

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. We look forward to working with Technip Energies during this first phase of the design competition, to identify the most effective technology solutions to help deliver Uniper’s and the UK’s decarbonisation strategies.”

Nick Flinn, Vice President Decarbonisation Technologies, Shell Catalysts & Technologies, commented: We are very proud to be providing Shell’s CANSOLV COcapture technology together with Technip Energies, for Uniper’s first CCS project in the UK. Shell’s CANSOLV COcapture technology has been in commercial operation at large-scale for over a decade, including a low-pressure application at SaskPower in Canada, where it is designed to capture up to 1 Mt/y of CO2.  Shell is excited to bring this experience, together with learnings from recent projects, to deliver an optimised design for this key project that will drive the UK towards its decarbonisation targets.”


About Technip Energies

Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and COmanagement. The company benefits from its robust project delivery model supported by extensive technology, products and services offering.

Operating in 35 countries, our 15,000 people are fully committed to bringing our client’s innovative projects to life, breaking boundaries to accelerate the energy transition for a better tomorrow.

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