SNC-Lavalin joins world carbon experts in Saskatchewan for carbon sequestration leadership forum

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 20153189 Views


SNC-Lavalin joins world carbon experts in Saskatchewan for carbon sequestration leadership forum

SNC-Lavalin will be attending the 2015 Mid-Year Meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) this week in Regina, Saskatchewan, joining global experts in discussions about the commercial applications for carbon capture.

The CSLF is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative, and SNC-Lavalin is a Gold Sponsor of the forum, which will host a team of technical and commercial experts to share experiences.

snc-boundary-dam-iccs-site-thumbA key focus of the forum will be the large scale applications for carbon capture and sequestration. The forum will include a day visit to Boundary Dam, SaskPower’s flagship carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiative, being the world’s first and largest commercial-scale CCS project of its kind, and SNC-Lavalin was the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.

Launched in October 2014, the Boundary Dam system is designed to capture 90% of the CO2 emissions from one of the power plant’s units, the equivalent of approximately 1,000,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually. The captured CO2 is compressed and injected underground to enhance oil recovery at the nearby Weyburn oil field.

“We have been active in carbon capture, including utilizing the captured emissions, for many years and our experience and strong presence globally in both the Power and Oil & Gas sectors mean we can provide a wealth of expertise in this field,” said Terrance N. Ivers, Executive Vice-President, FEED and Engineering, Oil & Gas. “The carbon capture demonstration project at Boundary Dam proves that existing fossil-fueled power plants can be retrofitted effectively to improve the environmental performance while maintaining the viability of the facility, and we are proud to have been the EPC contractor for the carbon capture system.

“Being held in Canada, the CSLF event is a great opportunity for other countries to benefit from this expertise and to take this process and knowledge further afield,” added Terrance.

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