COWI and Viridor complete pre-FEED phase of CCS project

COWI has completed the pre-FEED stage on a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Runcorn.
Dieter Schütz,

As the owners engineer for renewable energy and waste management company, Viridor, COWI worked with project stakeholders to develop the Basis of Design for the carbon capture plant as well as project timelines, and risk register. COWI also reviewed cost and specifications from vendors for the installation of carbon capture technology at the UK’s largest energy-from-waste (EfW) facility near Liverpool.

The Runcorn CCS Project marks COWI’s first CCS project in the UK and is one of the first EfW facilities in the world to have the technology fitted. It was recently shortlisted for the final stage in the Government’s industrial carbon capture (ICC) sequencing process. Once operational, the facility will capture c.900,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, 50% of which includes biogenic CO2, removing 450,000 tonnes from the atmosphere annually.

The project will now move into a transition phase ahead of FEED with the CCS technology expected to be deployed by 2025.


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