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Shand Carbon Capture Test Facility (CCTF) Project Fact Sheet: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Project

Company/Alliance: SaskPower, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd

Location: SaskPower Shand Power Station (298MW) , Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada

Feedstock: Coal

Size: Up to 120 tons/day (43.8 kt/yr)

Capture Technology: Amine based post combustion capture

CO2 Fate: Vented

Timing: Construction (2013) Operation (June 2015)

Scale Up: None. This project is a test facility for amine based absorbent.


Initial budget of $60 million. Final cost of $70 million after delays due to cold weather and flooding. SaskPower and Hitachi shared the construction and commissioning costs 50:50.


The knowledge and experience gained from the facility will be used to support the Boundary Dam.

The CCTF will have capabilities to capture 120 tons of CO2 per day from the flue gas emitted from SaskPower's Shand Power Station. Capture will be using a proprietary chemical scrubbing method with an amine based absorbent. Hitachi will produce and supply its CO2 capture solvent (H3-1) and the main equipment for the facility.

Currently Mitsubishi Hitachi is contracted for 8'000 hours of testing at the facility. No other company has yet signed on for using the facility once Mitsubishi Hitachi has finished, but SaskPower is confident to secure additional interest to test at the facility.

Project Link: SaskPower Shand Website

Other Sources and Press Release:
Carbon Capture Test Facility opens (July 2015)
Open to the World: SaskPower Carbon Capture Test Facility (June 2015)
Graham Construction – Shand Carbon Capture Test Facility
Shand test facility is nearing completion (April 2014)
Hitachi carbon capture test facility construction begins (November 2013)