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E.ON UK Advanced In Competition To Build Carbon Capture Plant

Posted on August 5, 2010

E.ON UK plc has progressed to the next stage of competition to build a industrial-scale carbon capture and storage demonstration plant. E.ON UK, which is competing with another group for the project, also has placed an order with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to support the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the plant, an order that comes a little more than a year after the company’s earlier pre-FEED phase from Mitsubishi in June 2009.

E.ON UK plans to build a carbon capture plant at its proposed new Kingsnorth Power Station in Kent, England, U.K. The planned 1600 MW plant would replace the existing coal-fired units. E.ON UK plans to separate, recover and compress the carbon dioxide from the coal-fired flue gas and store it within a depleted gas reservoir in the North Sea.

The U.K.’s government will select a winner from the FEED activities, which help further develop the proposed plant and involved engineering and design studies.

For more information: www.mhi.co.jp/en

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