Company/Alliance: Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and ADNOC
Location: Emirates Steel complex at Mussafah, UAE (United Arab Emirates) Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) in Taweelah
Feedstock: Natural gas
Size: 0.8 Mt/yr of CO2
Capture Technology: Pre-combustion steel production
CO2 Fate: EOR
Timing: Operation (2015-2016)
The projected cost of this project is unknown.
The 90% CO2 feed stream from the Emirates Steel plant will be compressed, dehydrated and then pumped through 50km of pipeline before being injected in an onshore field, operated by Abu Dhabi Company for onshore oil operations.
The project was delayed in January 2011 due to issues with negotiating prices for the carbon dioxide and electricity produced at the hydrogen plant with its two main customers: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi Water Electricity Authority (ADWEA).
A CO2 injection pilot project with EOR at an onshore field completed two years injection in November 2011. The wealth of data collected over the period has encouraged the two partners to go ahead with the Emirates Steel project.
The Masdar Initiative was launched in 2008 to deliver Masdar City, the world's first zero-carbon sustainable city. $15 billion is coming from the Abu Dhabi government for the project. Included in this venture is the plans to build large-scale CCS projects. Originally partnered with Hydrogen Energy, but now only with BP after Rio Tinto pulled out of the project, quoting to focus more on other CCS projects. The Masdar City is designed to have initially 50,000 people living on the site, with eventually facilitating a population of 100,000.
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Project Link: Masdar Initiative website