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Nuon Magnum Project

Brief description:


Country: The Netherlands

Project type: Capture Storage

Scale: Large

Status: Identified

Year of operation 2015
Industry: Coal Power Plant
Gas Power Plant

MW capacity: 1200

Capture method: Pre-combustion

New or retrofit: New
Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Not decided


Nuon Magum Powerplant

Nuon is undertaking a R&D project for capturing CO2 from the multi-fuel (coal and biomass) Willem Alexander coal gasification plant in Buggenum. The project is in cooperation with Delft University, ECN, TNO, and KEMA. The test installation is a simplified version of the CO2 capture design that has been prepared for Nuon Magnum. The CCS project investment is EURO 40 million, of which EURO 10 million in subsidies from Ministry of Finance. If everything runs according to plan, the test programme in Buggenum can commence in the second quarter of 2010.

The plan is to extend CO2 capture to the planned NUON Magnum: a 1,200 multi-fuel (biomass, coal, gas) power plant in Eemsmond. Nuon already uses the gasification technology in its power plant in Buggenum, in the province of Limburg. Nuon expects the power plant to be commissioned in 2011. In March 2008, it was announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industry won the contract to build the gas-fired part of Nuon Magnum. RWE has listed Honeywell has won an $11M contract to provide process control hardware and software to Magnum power plant in Deceber 2008.

The Power plant is being built in 2 phases: the first is the construction of the power plant which is scheduled for operation in 2011. The second phase is the addition of carbon capture: Operational 2015. The Shell Coal Gasification Process (SCGP) is being used as Nuon and Shell have experience at Buggenum, Nuon's demonstration plant and the worlds first IGCC plant.


Operational (2015)

Other Sources and Press Release:

Nuon's Magum: A step towards sustainability (April 2007)
Nuon selects Honeywell to supply control solutions to new power plant (December 2008)
Nuon places order for 3 CCGT units from Mitsubishi (February 2008)

Companies involved