Norway's Sargas is proposing to build a 180MW or 360MW power plant in Delimara, Malta, which would include carbon capture and storage technology and aim to capture around 95% of its CO2 emissions.
The plant, which will be fuelled by coal and biomass - though gas feedstock has also been mentioned - will be assembled in the Republic of Korea, and eventually installed alongside the existing Delimara power station. The plan is to then ship the captured CO2 to Denmark, where it will be stored in depleted oil reservoirs.
Sargas aims to secure a power purchase agreement with national utility, Enemalta, with no investment and no capital expenditure required from the Maltese government. The plant is expected to cost €800 million to build.
As of November 2011, Enemalta was carrying out a technical evaluation of issues resulting from Sargas’s pre-feasibility study. After this evaluation is complete, a decision will be made on commissioning a feasibility study.
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