Geo-data contract awarded for UK’s first power station with carbon capture

Image credit: Fugro

Geo-data specialist Fugro has been awarded a ground investigation contract for SSE Thermal and Equinor’s planned Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station in the UK.

Keadby 3 in North Lincolnshire has a generating capacity of up to 910MW and is fuelled by natural gas.

In December, it became the first power carbon capture and storage project in the UK to receive planning permission.

When complete, Keadby 3 could become the UK’s first flexible power station equipped with carbon capture technology, capable of capturing up to 1.5 million tonnes of carbon annually.

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With fieldwork underway, Fugro is performing a range of geotechnical assessments as well as in situ testing to deliver a set of ground data at the Keadby 3 site.

Fugro will then provide interpretative reporting for site specific engineering, allowing design and ground engineering specialists to solve or avoid engineering challenges, manage ground related risk and associated project costs.

Image credit: SSE Thermal

Matthew Chappell, Fugro’s service line director of site investigation, said in a statement: “We’re proud to play a part in the development of what could be the UK’s first flexible power station.

“CCS plays a key role in realising the UK’s emission reduction targets aligning directly with Fugro’s purpose of working together to create a safe and liveable world. With our Geo-data, ground characteristics and behaviours can be confidently determined, and potential hazards identified, allowing solutions to be modelled and managed.”

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