Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced on 30 August that along with Mitsubishi Power and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHIENG) have jointly been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for a gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant and CCUS plant planned for construction at the Peterhead Power Station in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
To deliver engineering design, MHI and MHIENG partnered with two international engineering firms: Worley and Técnicas Reunidas. S.A.
The project at Aberdeenshire is being developed jointly by SSE Thermal, part of SSE plc, one of the major power providers in the UK, and Norway-based Equinor Energy AS, one of the largest energy companies in Northern Europe.
The plant is expected to capture up to 1.5 million tonnes per annual of CO2. The captured CO2 would be transported and sequestered underground in the North Sea. The project could be the first of its kind in Scotland and is looking to achieve commercial-scale CO2 capture and storage (CCS) from the GTCC plant’s flue-gas emissions.
MHI Group has recently strengthened its operating structure in the UK with the establishment of a “Decarbonization Business Department” based at head office of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries EMEA (MHI-EMEA) in London, MHI’s regional headquarters for operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
MHI Group is currently strengthening its position in the Energy Transition, and the development of a CO2 solutions ecosystem is a core component of that initiative. CO2 capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is garnering attention as an effective means for realizing a carbon-neutral society. MHI Group will apply their Group synergies toward achieving total optimization of the Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station from the dual aspects of its power plants and carbon dioxide capture plant. They will also combine their respective resources to contribute toward the realization of this symbolically important decarbonization project in Scotland, responding to the client’s needs and contributing more broadly to a sustainable world.