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MAN Energy Solutions begins cooperation on new CCS system technologies

December 03/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Aker Carbon Capture and MAN Energy Solutions have signed a technology-cooperation agreement to develop energy-efficient compression solutions for carbon capture and storage (CCS) applications with heat recovery, said Hydrocarbonprocessing.

The agreement supports the companiesí joint target to reduce the cost of removing CO2 emissions from industrial plants around the world. The cooperation builds on MANís experience in compressor technology, the integration of system components and their design and delivery, as well as Aker Carbon Captureís proprietary amine technology and efficient carbon-capture process design.

"We are very pleased to formalize our good relationship with MAN Energy Solutions in the form of a technology-cooperation agreement. Through this partnership, we intend to further improve the process efficiency and thereby lower the cost of carbon capture to the benefit of our clients and the environment,Ē said Valborg Lundegaard, CEO of Aker Carbon Capture.

"Carbon capture and storage will play a major role in a decarbonized future. This technology contributes both to reducing emissions in key sectors directly, and to removing CO2 to balance unavoidable emissions, which is critical with regard to the targets of the Paris Agreement,Ē stated Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions. ďAs experienced forerunners in the CCS field, we will build on our well-founded knowhow and work together on new, energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly CCS-technology solutions."

With CCS, captured CO2 is compressed before being liquefied and transported to a permanent-storage location. The two companies aim to develop carbon capture solutions that require less energy. The transfer of heat is key for CO2-capture plantsí improved, overall power-consumption with MAN Energy Solutions able to recover heat from its compression systems. Hence, the steam generated will cover nearly 50% of the power demand for Aker Carbon Captureís capture plant.

The technology-cooperation agreement will run for seven years and forms the basis for project deliveries to carbon-capture plants. Solutions will be applicable for large facilities, such as the Heidelberg Cement Norcem cement plant in Brevik, Norway where Aker Carbon Capture will deliver a carbon-capture plant using the companyís patented and HSE-friendly CCS technology. Subject to parliamentary approval of the funding, this will represent the first time that CCS will have been deployed at scale at a cement factory anywhere in the world.

As MRC informed earlier, MAN Energy Solutions has announced the successful, remote commissioning of a compressor train at Uzbekistanís largest chemical company, JSC Navoiyazot. This world-first was brought about when installation work for a new nitric-acid plant for fertilizer production was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the MAN Energy Solutionsí commissioning team forced to leave the site due to the impending lockdown and associated travel restrictions within the country. In order to avoid any delays and additional costs for the entire project, MAN and the EPC contractor Casale S.A. Ė the global provider of integrated solutions for the production of fertilizers and chemicals ­Ė rapidly put in place an alternative plan to commission the machinery with remote supervision by MAN engineers using the companyís digital technology.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,594,510 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, up by 1% year on year. Only high density polyethylene (HDPE) shipments increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market reached 880,130 tonnes in the nine months of 2020 (calculated using the formula: production minus exports plus imports, excluding producers" inventories as of 1 January, 2020). Supply increased exclusively of PP random copolymer.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, PP, PE, neftegaz, petrochemistry.
Category:General News
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