Calpine picks engineering partners for Texas CCS project

Mar 09 2023


Technip Energies, Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Zachry Group have been awarded a FEED contract for a carbon capture unit project in Baytown, Texas.

The project will be designed to capture two million tons per annum of CO2, which represents 95% of CO2 emissions from processed flue gas from Calpine’s Baytown Energy Center (BTEC) and a natural gas combined cycle power plant (CCGT).

Technip Energies and Shell Catalysts & Technologies have a strategic alliance to collaborate on the marketing, licensing and execution of projects using Shell’s CANSOLV* CO2 Capture System technology. The two organizations recently strengthened this alliance, which began in 2012, to allow them to better respond to the rapidly growing CCS market and the need for affordable and proven solutions.

Zachry’s scope in the FEED study will include outside battery limits (OSBL) engineering, which includes utility systems, loading and off-loading facilities, operation and maintenance buildings, and site preparation. Zachry will also conduct detailed construction planning and estimating for the overall project, with the ultimate development of a final EPC cost estimate and schedule development.

Calpine’s BTEC is a natural gas-fired power plant that incorporates combined-cycle and cogeneration technologies for highly efficient operations. The plant consists of three combustion turbines with three heat recovery steam generators and has been recognized as a Showcase Plant by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Laure Mandrou, SVP Carbon Free Solutions of Technip Energies, said, “While we are currently executing the FEED to capture carbon at Calpine’s power plant in Deer Park, we are pleased to also be selected to execute the FEED for this large carbon capture project at its CCGT power plant in Baytown. We are fully committed to support Calpine in its ambition to decarbonize its assets and make this project an industrial success together with our partner Zachry. This award confirms the robustness of our carbon capture offering in partnership with Shell utilizing its CANSOLV® technology and our proven execution capability. We are pleased to continue to grow our footprint in the CCS space in the US and provide a leading contribution to the decarbonization of the power industry.”

Calpine
Technip Energies


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