Plans approved for Keadby 3 carbon capture power station in UK

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The proposed Keadby 3 carbon capture power station in the Humber has been granted planning permission. The plan makes it the UK’s first carbon capture and storage project. The government approved plans to build a 910MW combined cycle gas turbine power station. It will be constructed alongside a carbon capture and compression plant.

The scheme will cost around £2.2 billion in total. The plant would also be connected to the shared CO2 and hydrogen pipelines. These are proposed by the Zero Carbon Humber and East Coast Cluster proposals.

SSE Thermal and Equinor are joint venture developers. They have awarded a front-end engineering design contract to a consortium consisting of Aker Solutions, Siemens Energy, and Doosan Babcock. Aker Carbon Capture will also assist with carbon capture technology. The consortium will bring a detailed plan for the proposed plant in North Lincolnshire over the next 12 months.

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Keadby 3’s effort in the green economy

When completed in 2027, Keadby 3 will have removed 1.5 million tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere. This accounts for approximately 5% of the UK total.

At the same time as it granted development consent for Keadby, the Government approved more contentious plans for a £165 million new coal mine in West Cumbria. Woodhouse Colliery will be a new underground mine on a brownfield site near Whitehaven. It will extract coking coal for the steel industry.

“This announcement marks a significant milestone in our shared goal of delivering clean, flexible, and efficient power to support intermittent renewable generation while maintaining supply security. We are delighted to be able to continue developing the proposed Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station with SSE Thermal.

This project will not only help the UK’s decarbonization efforts, but it will also benefit the local economy and supply chain. Thus it will protect existing jobs and create new ones “Grete Tveit, Equinor‘s SVP of Low Carbon Solutions, stated.