July 28, 2014 - Sargent & Lundy has been awarded a contract by Petra Nova to continue providing engineering services for the completion of the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project. Sargent & Lundy has been supporting NRG/Petra Nova throughout their development of this initiative to retrofit an existing coal‐fired power plant with commercial-scale carbon capture. The new owner's engineer contract extends Sargent & Lundy's participation to project completion.
In addition to being the first of its kind, it will be the largest commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture retrofit in the world. The captured CO2 will be transported by pipeline to a mature oil field and used to increase oil production with enhanced oil recovery technology.
"The Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project will make a significant contribution to expanding cost-effective options for reducing the environmental impact of existing energy resources," said Tom White, Chairman, President & CEO of Sargent & Lundy. "We feel privileged to have the opportunity to support this forward-looking project from its inception through final execution."
Sargent & Lundy work to date on the project development includes engineering and other technical support for the NRG application for a U.S. DOE grant as part of the Clean Coal Power Initiative Program (CCPI), multiple Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) studies, and integration of the carbon capture technology into the existing systems at NRG's WA Parish Unit 8 coal‐fired power plant.
A joint venture of Petra Nova Holdings LLC (a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc.) and JX Nippon Oil Exploration Limited (a subsidiary of JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation) is building and will operate the facility. The system will capture 90% of the CO2 in the processed flue gas from the Parish plant near Houston. The project will generate revenue with the increased oil production at the West Ranch oilfield. The Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project is expected to be operational by the end of 2016.
About the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project
Read more about NRG’s carbon capture project. Additional information about NRG is available at www.nrg.com. More information is available at www.nex.jx‐group.co.jp/english.
Photo: The Project will integrate the carbon capture technology into the existing systems at NRG's WA Parish Unit 8 coal-fired power plant. Rendering by Sargent & Lundy.