Essar UK selects Mitsubishi as technology licensor for carbon capture

Essar UK selects Mitsubishi as technology licensor for carbon capture

Enables progression to the FEED phase of the project in Q4 2023

  • By ICN Bureau | October 07, 2023

Essar Oil UK Limited (EOUK) has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) as technology provider for the development of the required basic engineering design package for its new EET Industrial Carbon Capture facility based at Stanlow, UK.

This is a leading use of carbon capture technology, associated with a fluid catalytic cracker within refineries globally. 

"Following a detailed due diligence process, technology provider MHI has been selected for the carbon dioxide capture process section of the plant. Once captured, the carbon dioxide will be permanently sequestered into depleted gas fields under the sea in Liverpool Bay, as part of the HyNet cluster in the North West of England," the company said in a statement.

Essar had announced the proposed construction of the EET Industrial Carbon Capture plant at the Stanlow Refinery in November 2022.

Deepak Maheshwari, CEO of Essar Oil UK, said: “With the selection of this key technology partner, we are ready to move into the next phase of EET Industrial Carbon Capture.  This large-scale facility is an essential element of our overall ambition to become the UK’s first low carbon refinery, essentially future proofing this key industrial site, protecting jobs and ensuring we continue to play our vital role in the regional and national economy.  MHI has the technology, expertise and proven experience to help us deliver this decarbonisation project and we look forward to working with them.”

Kenji Terasawa, CEO and Head of Engineering Solutions at MHI, said: “Essar has huge ambitions to lead the overall decarbonisation of the North West.  EET Industrial Carbon Capture at Stanlow is a significant project which will not only bring considerable benefits to the refinery, but will also make a material contribution to the UK’s overall net zero ambitions.  We are delighted they have selected us to work with them – this is testament to our world leading carbon capture technology and our proven experience in delivering on large scale complex engineering projects.”

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