Teesside Low Carbon
Teesside Low Carbon is a full chain Carbon Capture and Storage Project which has been under development since 2006. It forms the anchor which enables CCS infrastructure to be created for the benefit of industry on Teesside and the wider north of England. The project is being developed by a consortium of major multinational companies comprising BOC, GDF SUEZ, Premier Oil and Progressive Energy.
BOC and its parent, The Linde Group, will construct a new facility to convert coal into both a hydrogen-rich synthesis gas - ‘syngas’ - and CO2 using established chemical processes. Around 2.3mte CO2/yr will be separated, compressed and piped a short distance to a booster pumping station near the shoreline. The CO2 will enter a new pipeline for transportation to a depleted oil field in the Central North Sea where it will be injected below the seabed for permanent storage. Some CO2 will also be injected and stored in a saline aquifer which will provide substantial future storage capacity. The offshore function will be undertaken by Premier Oil and Progressive Energy. Delivery of CO2 from the wider cluster into the Central North Sea will also provide a future opportunity to extract otherwise unrecoverable oil.
The user of the decarbonised syngas will be GDF SUEZ who will construct a new high efficiency Combined Cycle Gas Turbine on the existing Teesside Power Station site. The project will provide circa 330MWe net generating capacity.
Teesside was shortlisted for the UK government CCS Commercialisation Competition, and is currently on the reserve list.
The project was also one one the final contestants for NER300 funding.
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