Norway: Engineering and Construction Fluor Will Test New Carbon Capture Technology at TCM
Fluor has signed an agreement for use of the test facility Technology Center Mongstad (TCM) in Nordhordland. This project is to strengthen the energy technology cooperation between Norway and USA, TCMs business development manager, Bjørn-Erik Haugan says.
Mongstad/Norway — The engineering and construction company has long history in developing solutions for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2). The company now wants to test a new technology at TCM, which is the world´s largest test facility for carbon capture.
Satish Reddy, Vice President of Process Technology in Fluor, stated that the company wants to test a newly developed chemical (solvent) to separate carbon dioxide from industrial flue gases. The company believes that the new technology has a promising potential to advance carbon capture. Fluor will use the Amine test plant at TCM during the period December 2018 to May 2019.
Norway and the United States have a bilateral cooperation in the energy sector, including carbon capture. TCM is a part of the venture. Relations between the countries were further strengthened in February when the US Department of Energy (US DoE) awarded $ 33.7 million to four US companies who aim to test their carbon capture technology projects at TCM. Thus, carbon capture has become the most important part of the energy collaboration between Norway and the United States. Fluor follows ION Engineering as the second US DoE funded company using TCM in a test campaign.