Mongstad Power Station

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Mongstad Power Station
Mongstad Power Station is located in Norway
Mongstad Power Station
Location of Mongstad Power Station in Norway
Country Norway
Location Mongstad
Coordinates 60°48′32″N 5°2′13″E / 60.80889°N 5.03694°E / 60.80889; 5.03694Coordinates: 60°48′32″N 5°2′13″E / 60.80889°N 5.03694°E / 60.80889; 5.03694
Status Under construction
Owner(s) Statoil
DONG Energy
Operator(s) DONG Energy
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Natural gas
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 280 MW

Mongstad Power Station is a natural gas-fired thermal power plant under construction at the industrial site of Mongstad in Norway.

The station is owned by a consortium of Statoil and DONG Energy, and will be operated by the latter. Construction costs are estimated at NOK 4 billion.[1] The power station will have an installed effect of 280 MW in electricity production and 350 MW in heat. The energy will be used to operate the Mongstad Refinery as well to supply the Troll Gas Field with power. The plant will use 0.7 billion normal cubic meter (BCM) of gas per year. Emissions of carbon dioxide will be 1.2 million tonnes.[2]

The power station has been subject to controversy in Norway, based upon the potential increase in emission of greenhouse gases. Statoil has entered into an implementation agreement in cooperation with Gassnova which representing the Norwegian government in matters relating to Carbon capture and storage, to develop solutions for carbon dioxide capture at Mongstad. Early in 2009, Statoil delivered a master plan for full scale CO2 capture at Mongstad.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ European CO2 Test Centre Mongstad (Vattenfall AB) [1]
  2. ^ Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in Norway (Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy) [2]
  3. ^ CO2 Master Plan Mongstad (Statoil) [3]

Related Reading[edit]

  • CCS projects in Norway by Bjørn-Erik Haugan [4]