Mott MacDonald has been appointed owner’s engineer on behalf of Summit Power Caledonia UK Ltd on the Caledonia Clean Energy Project (CCEP) in Grangemouth, Scotland.
Summit has been awarded a total of £4.2 million from the Scottish Government and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to undertake a feasibility study for an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant, which will have an approximate net output of 570MW. The proposed power station will be fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology designed to capture 90% of CO2 from the IGCC feedstock, which would then be transported via existing on-shore pipelines and existing sub-sea pipelines for permanent geological storage 2km beneath the North Sea.
Mott MacDonald will undertake studies to determine the most appropriate locations for facilities such as the CO2 pipeline, cooling water intake and outlet, transmission line interconnection and raw water supply pipeline and natural gas pipeline connections. The consultancy will also provide technical consulting and guidance, including developing the documentation required to support the ongoing development programme. The feasibility study is due to be completed in 2017.
Grant Spence, Mott MacDonald’s project manager, said: “CCEP can be a transformational project in the push to decarbonise the UK’s electricity and industrial sectors. The project also has the potential to support both the local decarbonisation of heat and to kick-start a hydrogen network in Scotland.”
“Mott MacDonald brings unparalleled experience from previous UK CCS projects such as Longannet, Peterhead and White Rose. Our understanding of the full CCS chain enables our clients to lock up as much CO2 as possible. At present it is the only technology with the potential to reduce CO2 emissions to meet targets beyond 2020,” Grant added.