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Official opening carbon capture plant at Mongstad

9 May 2012

The official opening of the large scale carbon capture plant at CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad was performed by the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on 7 May 2012. The main objectives are to verify operational parameters (performance data) and to increase the technical and economical knowledge regarding operation of an industrial scale plant.

CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM)


The Technology Centre is the world's largest facility for testing and improvement of carbon capture technologies, a crucial part of the Carbon Capture and Storage system (CCS). TCM DA is a joint company between Gassnova (on behalf of the Norwegian government), Statoil, Shell and Sasol. The Centre comprises two different post combustion technologies, one of which is an amine plant.


The amine plant is designed for a capture capacity of about 80 000 tonnes per annum. The plant is connected to two different flue gas sources; the combined heat and power plant (CHP) with a flue gas CO2 concentration of 3.5 volume per cent and the refinery cracker (RCC) with a concentration of 12.9 volume per cent. The latter gas composition is very similar to flue gas from coal fired power stations.

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