Engineering company Kent has won a pre-front end engineering design (Feed) contract for a carbon capture plant at Essar’s refinery in Stanlow, northwest England. It will capture emissions from the fluid catalytic cracker’s flue gas exhaust, which could equal 1mn tonnes/year, it said November 30.
The project supports Stanlow’s position as the central pillar of the HyNet low-carbon energy project and Essar’s UK decarbonisation strategy. Hynet envisages storing CO2 emissions from industrial sites in Ellesmere Port in depleted gas fields licensed to Eni in Liverpool Bay.
Kent said it had an “excellent relationship” withEssar, and was “honoured” to continue supporting its aim to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions.