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Getica CCS Demo Project Fact Sheet: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Project

Company/Alliance: Turceni Energy Company, Transgaz, Romgaz

Location: Turceni Power plant, Gorj County, Romania

Feedstock: Coal- local lignite

Size: 330 MW (1.5 Mt/yr)

Capture Technology: Post-combustion (85% minimal efficiency)
Capture technology will be either chilled ammonia and advanced amine process

CO2 Fate: 40 km pipeline to Onshore Saline Formations.

Timing: Original timing was to be in operation by 2015. But the project has been has been put on hold as the sponsors seek funding to enable the work to progress towards the capture FEED and storage appraisal phases


The Global CCS Institute has provided AU$2.55 million in support of a feasibility study for a CO2 capture, transportation and storage demonstration project.
A NER300 application was submitted to the EU in February 2011.

The captured CO2 will be piped 40 km via underground pipelines to the injection site before injection into deep saline aquifers more than 800m thick within a 50 km radius from the power plant.


The power plant is currently undergoing retrofitting process which is due for completion in 2015.

The Turceni power plant is the largest in Romania producing 2000 MW. The CCS demo project will be located on unit 6 which has 330 MW gross power output. Unit 6 will also be retrofitted and equipped with Wet Flue Gases Desulfurization plant and dense slurry installation for ash and slag discharge. The type of post-combustion CO2 capture has not been decided upon yet. It will be either advanced amine process or chilled ammonia process.

In January 2012 the GCCSI released a Feasibility Study Report on Getica and a Permitting Report in November 2011.

Project Link: Turceni energy Getica CCS Demo Project web page

Other Sources and Press Releases:
GCCSI Getica CCS demo project feasibility study report (January 2012)
Getica CCS Demo Project – Permitting Report (November 2011)
Getica CCS Romanian Demo Project [PDF] (May 2011)
Getica CCS Project fact sheet [PDF] (March 2011)