CCS project proposals

CCS Commercialisation Programme Projects

According to the DECC’s announcement on 20th March 2013, two bidders out of four have been shortlisted for the next phase of the competition, which are the following:

Peterhead Project, Aberdeenshire

Shell UK and SSE project: post-combustion capture retrofitted to an existing Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) at Peterhead Power Station, Aberdeenshire.

The Peterhead CCS Project proposes to retrofit post-combustion capture equipment to an existing, operational gas turbine at Peterhead Power Station. The flue gas stream will be routed to an absorber where more than 90% of the CO2 will be removed by application of amine capture technology.  The CO2 will be transported by pipeline approximately 100km offshore to the Goldeneye platform, where it will be injected into the depleted Goldeneye gas reservoir for long-term storage, at a depth of more than 2km under the floor of the North Sea.  The project will capture in the region of 1 million tonnes of CO2 per annum during a 10-year demonstration phase.  

To find out more, visit Shell’s Peterhead CCS Project webpage.

White Rose, Capture Power Limited, North Yorkshire

Capture Power Limited (consortium of Alstom, Drax, BOC) and National Grid: oxyfuel new supercritical coal-fired power station on Drax site in North Yorkshire;

Alstom UK LtdDrax Power Limited, BOC and National Grid have formed a company called Capture Power Limited to build a new 426 MW gross oxy-fired CCS demo project based at a Drax site in Selby, North Yorkshire. National Grid will provide the transportation element of the chain with an experienced offshore partner. View the press release.

For further information, view the White Rose website.

Other UK project proposals

Captain Clean Energy Project, Scotland

Summit Power Group, National Grid, Petrofac - coal feedstock CCS plant;

On 20 March 2012 Summit Power Group announced entering into agreement with National Grid and Petrofac to seek funding to develop a full-chain commercial-scale CCS plant in the Port of Grangemouth, west of Edinburgh on the Firth of Forth. The plant will use coal feedstock and produce hydrogen gas for commercial use. Carbon dioxide will be captured and transported via pipeline to St Fergus by National Grid Carbon and stored under the North Sea by CO2DeepStore, a Petrofac subsidiary. View the press release.

For more information, view the CO2DeepStore website.

Teesside Low Carbon Project, North East England

A consortium led by Progressive Energy Ltd; pre-combustion coal gasification project in Teesside, North East England;

Progressive Energy plans to build an 450 MW IGCC plant with pre-combustion capture on a brownfield site on Teesside. If built, around 85% of CO2 emissions will be captured and stored under the North Sea. The plant could also be used to produce decarbonised hydrogen. As part of the project a network for disposing of CO2 from other power plants and industrial processes in Teesside and the North East could be created.

To find out more visit the Progressive Energy website.

C.GEN, Yorkshire

C.GEN: new integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power station (pre-combustion with CCS on the coal-feed) in Killingholme, Yorkshire;

A pre-combustion capture facility for a possible 450 MW IGCC plant to be built on a site next to the existing Killinghome Power Station. For more information view the following website.

For more information, visit the C.GEN website.

Don Valley Power Project, Yorkshire

Don Valley Power Project (formerly known as the Hatfield Project): new IGCC power station in Stainforth, Yorkshire;

In 2003 planning permission was granted for a major re-development of the Hatfield Colliery Site, which included permission to develop a new 900 MW natural gas CCGT and coal IGCC power plant. The proposed plant has been designed to facilitate a move to clean coal technology including carbon capture, based on the long term availability of coal feedstock from the Hatfield Colliery. For more information view the following website.

On February 10 2011, it was announced that bids had been submitted to the EU NER300 process to fund CCS projects for two projects in Hatfield. View the story. The first is a 900 MW IGCC plant in a consortium with National Grid, which was awarded 180 million euros funds from the EU's EEPR competition. The second project, a joint venture with Calix, was announced in November 2010 and is a 450MW gas fired Endex NGCC plant. View the story.

2Co Energy Ltd acquired Powerfuel Power Ltd and the Hatfield Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project at Stainforth in South Yorkshire, in May 2011, and has renamed the project the Don Valley Power Project (DVPP).

To find out more visit the 2CO website.

Other UK development projects - Pilot projects

Ferrybridge (SSE, Doosan Power Systems and Vattenfall, supported by the Technology Strategy Board, DECC and Northern Way)

On 30 November 2011 the UK's largest carbon capture pilot plant was opened at SSE's Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire. The project is a collaboration between SSE, Doosan Power Systems and Vattenfall, and is supported by the Technology Strategy Board, DECC and Northern Way. The pilot plant captures 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide per day from the equivalent five megawatts (MW) of coal-fired power generating capacity. View the press release.

To find out more visit the SSE Ferrybridge website.

Aberthaw (RWE npower)

RWE npower and Shell have agreed contracts to build a 3MW post-combustion capture pilot plant at Aberthaw Power Station in Wales. The plant will be capable of capturing 50 tonnes of CO2 per day from a slipstream of the flue gas at Aberthaw. Subject to planning permission being granted, construction is expected to begin in January with commissioning expected in early 2011. View the press release.

Renfrew (Doosan Babcock)

In July 2009 Doosan Babcock opened the world’s largest ‘OxyCoal’ Clean Combustion Test Facility, designed to demonstrate the company’s ‘OxyCoal’ Clean Combustion system on a 40MWth burner. The project is a collaboration between Doosan Babcock, DECC and Scottish and Southern Energy, as well as Air Products, Drax, DONG, EDF, E.ON, ScottishPower, Vattenfall and UK Coal. View the press release.

Didcot (RWE npower)

RWE npower is currently running CO2 capture test facilities at Didcot Power Station. The facilities were commissioned in 2008 and test both post-combustion and oxyfuel capture methods. View the press release.


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