BOC joins Al­stom, Drax in flag­ship CCS project

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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.

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