Shell Catalysts, Technip and Zachry Group selected for Calpine’s CCU project in Texas

Shell Catalysts, Technip and Zachry Group selected for Calpine’s CCU project in Texas

Shell Catalysts & Technologies, together with Technip Energies and Zachry Group (Zachry), has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for a carbon capture unit project at Calpine’s Baytown Energy Center in Texas, USA.

The project will be designed to capture up to 95% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from processed flue gas from Calpine’s Baytown Energy Center (BTEC) and a natural gas combined cycle power plant (CCGT).

Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Technip Energies have a strategic alliance to collaborate on the marketing, licensing and execution of projects using Shell’s Cansolv CO2 Capture System technology. The two organisations recently strengthened this alliance, which began in 2012, to enable them to better respond to the rapidly growing carbon capture and storage (CCS) market and the need for affordable and proven solutions.

Zachry’s scope in the FEED study will include outside battery limits (OSBL) engineering for equipment such as utility systems, loading and offloading facilities, operations and maintenance buildings, and site preparation. Zachry will also conduct detailed construction planning and estimating for the overall project, create the final engineering procurement and construction cost estimate, and develop the schedule.

Calpine’s BTEC is a natural gas-fired power plant that incorporates combined-cycle and cogeneration technologies for highly efficient operations. The plant consists of three combustion turbines with three heat recovery steam generators and has been recognised as a Showcase Plant by the US Department of Energy.

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