Project: Captain/ Caledonia Clean Energy Project
*Also known as Caledonia Clean Energy Project
Company/Alliance: Captain Clean Energy Limited (CCEL) owned by Summit Power and CO2DeepStore
Location: Summit Power Caledonia IGCC, Grangemouth, Scotland, UK
Size: New build 570 MW net new build power plant (3.8 Mt/yr)
Capture Technology: Siemens Pre-Combustion Gasification
CO2 Fate: 351-400 km pipeline to offshore deep saline formations
Timing: Start 2022
Motivation/Economics: The project is one of 4 projects that have been short listed for the UK Governments GBP 1 billion CCS competition. In March 2013 Captain Clean Energy Project was not chosen as one of the final 2 and has been placed on the reserve list. However this project may be called to participate in the next stage of the competition if one or both of the preferred bidders fails to enter into a FEED Contract by the summer.
The project also applied for a NER300 grant but was unsuccessful in being awarded any money.
March 2015 Summit Power Caledonia Clean Energy Project received a grant of £4,234,291 (Jointly funded by Scottish Government £2,534,291 and UK Government £1.7m) to undertake industrial research and feasibility work for its proposed CCS Project.
Comments: The new construction power plant would be a replication of Summit Power's Texas Clean Energy Project. A final investment decision is expected to be made in the first half of 2013.
In October 2012, the Captain Clean Energy Project was announced to be short listed for funding under the UK's DECC Carbon Capture. In February Summit Power announced that the project was unlikely to move forward if it did not receive
The captured CO2 is planned to be transported via pipeline onshore and then offshore to the injection site. The injection site is in the Aspen Storage Hub, Outer Moray Firth in the UK North Sea.
Project Link: Captain Clean Energy Project website
Other Sources and Press Releases:
Funding for Grangemouth CCS (March 2015)
Preferred bidders announced in UK’s £1bn CCS Competition (March 2013)
Summit Power Update on "Captain: The Clean Energy Project"(January 2013)
Summit Power, National Grid and Petrofac Team up on DECC Carbon Capture Programme in UK [PDF] (March 2012)
Captain Clean Energy Project to move to next stage of DECC’s CCS competition (November 2012)