Fluor Corporation to do FEED work for Cal Capture facility
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Combustion Industry News Editor
California Resources Corporation has selected Fluor Corporation to do front end engineering design work for a carbon capture and storage installation at its 550 MW gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Elk Hills, near Bakersfield, California. The FEED project for the Cal Capture facility is to be funded by the US Department of Energy through the independent Electric Power Research Institute, as well as the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, the organisation funded by BP, Chevron, CNPC, Eni, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Occidental, Petrobras, Repsol, Saudi Aramco, Shell and Total. Captured carbon from the project will be used for enhanced oil recovery at the Elk Hills oil field, a storage location identified by the California Energy Commission as “one of the premier…sequestration sites in the U.S.” Provided the FEED work is successful and funding for the facility is secured, it is projected to be in operation from 2024, capturing around 1.5 million tonnes/CO2 per year.