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22 Apr 2024

Viridor has selected Technip Energies to perform the FEED study on its Runcorn CCS plant

Amy Power
Viridor has selected Technip Energies to perform the FEED study on its Runcorn CCS plant

Viridor has stated that the Runcorn CCS project aims to capture an estimated 900,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. Half of the Co2 that is captured will come from biogenic sources and this will mean that the project will effectively remove 450,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year.

Now they have been awarded the FEED study, Technip Energies’ duties will consist of delivering a comprehensive design, through the use of the Canopy by T.EN™ solution, which is powered by Shell CANSOLV Co2 capture technology. The company has chosen to use the canopy solution, as it is part of Technip Energies’ strategic CCUS platform of technologies and solutions.

The purpose of this plant is for it to play a crucial and important role in the regional decarbonisation strategy. The plant will do this through providing a stable long-term baseload Co2 supply, which is intended for the HyNet industrial carbon capture cluster, based in the North West of England.

Furthermore, it has been said that Runcorn CCS project will soon be one of the first facilities to receive funding through the benefit of the UK Government’s Track 1 funding, for carbon capture projects. This advantage would also make the plant one of the first carbon capture projects to be based on an Energy-from-Waste facility in the world. This project will be an excellent development to the carbon capture industry, whilst also highlighting a significant milestone within the waste sector’s contribution to carbon reduction efforts.

Head of CCUS at Viridor, James Eyton, commented, “We're delighted to have selected Technip Energies to perform the Front-End Engineering Design study for our game-changing Carbon Capture Project in Runcorn. Their selection follows a highly competitive tender process. It was essential for us to find a partner who shares in our vision for decarbonised waste treatment and has the experience and expertise to work alongside us to develop the world’s largest carbon capture project for energy from waste. With deliverability of the project a crucial goal, the global well-proven Shell CANSOLV® CO2 capture technology has the potential to deliver over 95% CO2 capture rates, which are needed to remove over 900,000 tonnes of CO2 annually at our Runcorn site. We’re excited to work together to unlock the pathway to Net Zero, and beyond into negative emissions, for our business, the wider industry and the communities in which we operate.”

SVP Decarbonisation Solutions of Technip Energies, Christophe Malaurie, said, “With this award, Technip Energies confirms its growing leadership position as an integrated state-of-the-art CCUS solutions provider. Technip Energies’ involvement in Viridor’s Runcorn carbon capture project highlights our commitment to providing innovative solutions for the net-zero trajectory, leveraging our extensive experience in project design and execution along with Shell’s proven and industry leading CANSOLV® technology. By capturing 900,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, this first-of-a-kind project is a significant step in the waste sector towards reducing carbon emissions at scale. We are focused on delivering our carbon capture solution efficiently, contributing to the United Kingdom net-zero goal.”


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