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Masterplan Mongstad delivered to the Government

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Today Statoil delivered Masterplan Mongstad to the Norwegian Goverment. This plan is a part of the agreement between Statoil and the Government for the planning and implementation of full scale CCS on the Mongstad gas power plant and the refinery. The plan warns both delays and increased costs for the project.

Photo: Øyvind Hagen/StatoilHydro

The Mongstad industrial area has several emission points of varying size. The catalytic cracker plant is the largest single CO2 emission point in Norway today, and it is a key part of the refinery in which the heavier components of the crude oil are upgraded to fuel components. All sources have been evaluated in the report, and the following recommendations are made for CO2 capture sources: 

  • The combined heat and power plant and the catalytic cracker plant are recommended as the basis for CO2 capture. These two sources will emit approximately 80% of the refinery's CO2 emissions when the combined heat and power plant is in full operation. Capture from the combined heat and power plant will amount to approximately 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 per year, and approximately 0.8 million tonnes per year from the catalytic cracker plant.  
  • The remaining 20% of CO2 emissions stem from eleven other flue gas sources. The cost per unit of removing carbon dioxide from these sources has been estimated to be significantly higher than for the combined heat and power plant and the catalyst cracker plant.  
  • The refinery area's total CO2 emissions, including from the capture facilities, should be further minimised by means of energy optimisation.  
  • Capture from potential future projects that produce large CO2 emissions must be considered as the need arises.  

Read the english summary of the report here.


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