Tokyo, July 11, 2022 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, won a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study from a CO2 natural gas fired gas turbine applied capture plant for a repowered combined cycle (GTCC) power plant in Alberta, Canada, of Capital Power Corporation (“Capital Power”) (TSX: CPX), a power generation company electricity company based in Canada. MHIENG has reached the first global market share with its CO2 capture technology and has received praise for its performance and expertise in this area.
The objective of this FEED study is to implement the CO2 the resupplied Genesee Generating Station Units 1 and 2 capture plant, owned by Capital Power in Alberta. MHIENG’s “Advanced KM CDR Process™” will be deployed in these stations. The expected total amount of CO captured2 will be about 3 million tons per year. CO captured2 will be transported and sequestered underground. For the execution of the FEED study, MHIENG has partnered with Kiewit Energy Group Inc. (“Kiewit”), a leading North American construction and engineering company, and the two companies will work with Capital Power for the realization of the carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) project.
Capital Power moves forward with repowering, deploying GTCC system with MHI gas turbine to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by converting the company’s fuel from coal to natural gas . Operation with this system is planned for 2023 and 2024 at Plants 1 and 2 respectively. The entire MHI Group will collaborate to support the customer’s decarbonization strategy through global optimization between power generation facilities and CO2 capture system.
“We are delighted to partner with MHI Group and Kiewit to advance our Genesee CCS project,” said Steve Owens, SVP, Construction and Engineering for Capital Power. “The project should capture 95% of the CO2 emitted by our best-in-class Genesee 1 and 2 re-engined natural gas units. Undertaking this FEED study is an important step in decarbonizing our Genesee plant as we work to power a sustainable future for people and the planet.
“The Genesee CCS project underscores Capital Power’s commitment to energy transition, and we are thrilled to be a part of this important work,” said Rob Medley, vice president of Kiewit. “The project will have a significant impact on decarbonizing the facility and advancing the CCS industry as a whole.”
“We are proud to partner with Capital Power and Kiewit on this world-class project,” said Kenji Terasawa, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering. “We recognize that Canada is very proactive in pursuing environmental protection and that this is a promising market for decarbonization. As an innovative solutions provider, MHI Group is taking steps to achieve a carbon neutral society by introducing our carbon capture technology. To achieve this goal, we will work diligently with our partners to bring this project to fruition.
Canada, like other global markets including the UK, Europe and the US, is actively promoting the deployment of carbon dioxide capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), including through the through political and institutional frameworks. CO Business Discussions2 capture project have become increasingly active. In May 2022, MHIENG established a branch office in Canada for decarbonization activities, enabling it to respond quickly to customer needs. With our new organization, MHIENG will quickly respond to local market trends for CCUS business using its strong expertise and expand its operations in Canada.
The MHI Group is currently strengthening its position in Energy Transition, and the development of a CO2 The solutions ecosystem is a central element of this initiative. CCUS is attracting attention as an effective way to achieve a carbon neutral society. MHIENG, as a leading decarbonization company and key to the group’s Energy Transition strategy, will continue to contribute to the large-scale reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by introducing its high performance CO solution2 capture technology globally. It will also continue to develop new solutions to help protect the global environment.
About Capital Power
Capital Power is a growth-oriented, strategically focused North American wholesale power producer in sustainable energy headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. We build, own and operate high-quality, large-scale generation facilities that include renewable and thermal energy. We have also made significant investments in carbon capture and use to reduce carbon impacts and are committed to going coal free by 2023. Capital Power has approximately 6,600 MW of power generation capacity in 27 facilities in North America. Projects in advanced development include approximately 385 MW of renewable power generation capacity held in North Carolina and Alberta and 512 MW of additional natural gas-fired combined cycle capacity from the Genesee 1 and 2 resupply in Alberta.
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets, including transportation; oil, gas and chemicals; Powerful; building; water/wastewater; industrial; and mining. Kiewit achieved sales of $12.1 billion in 2021 and employs 28,800 employees and artisans.
About MHIENG CO.2 capture technology
MHIENG (originally MHI) has been developing the KM CDR Process™ (Kansai Mitsubishi Carbon Dioxide Recovery Process) and the Advanced KM CDR Process™ together with Kansai Electric Power since 1990. Today, MHIENG is a world leader in this field . As of July 2022, the KM CDR Process™ has been adopted in 14 factories worldwide, with two more currently under construction. The Advanced KM CDR Process™, selected for Capital Power Corporation’s current project, uses KS-21™, which is an improvement over the amine absorber KS-1™ used in the adopted commercial 14 COs.2 capture plants to date. It has the advantages of excellent regeneration efficiency and low deterioration compared to KS-1™, and has been verified to provide excellent energy-saving performance, lower operating costs and have low amine emissions.
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