BOC joins Alstom, Drax in flagship CCS project
Britain based multinational industrial gas company, BOC is joining Alstom and Drax as a co-developer on the 426 MW oxy-fired carbon capture and storage (CCS). The project is currently under development at the Drax site in North Yorkshire. BOC was selected following a competitive process and brings world-leading technology in the field of air separation, as well as complementary plant engineering and integration capabilities from its parent, The Linde Group that will further enhance the deliverability of the project. “We are delighted to welcome BOC to the project development team and are confident that the combination of major industrial players now assembled has what’s needed to take CCS from pilot scale to full-scale operation, in what promises to be a flagship project for the UK, Europe and beyond,” Mr. Mike Huggon, MD, BOC reportedly said. “We are excited to be joining this key project at such a critical time for clean energy technologies and look forward to seeing the benefits to the environment and UK economy that CCS will bring,” Mr. Stephen Burgin, Alstom’s UK Country President and Mr. Peter Emery, Drax’s Production Director were quoted as jointly saying. The project will link into the Humber Cluster CO2 transport and off-shore storage network currently under development by National Grid. The key partners in this industry initiative represent Europe’s strongest-ever industrial alliance to fast-track the commercialisation of CCS technologies.