Carbon capture and storage

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Alstom and Schlumberger have announced the signature of an agreement for mutual collaboration in the joint offering of carbon capture and storage (CCS)-ready studies. These innovative studies will conduct a technical analysis of a power plant to identify how it should be adapted to accommodate an Alstom CCS system. The studies will also include an evaluation of potential CO2 storage sites for the power plant, as well as an evaluation of required investments for future CO2 transport and storage. The offer is designed to facilitate the future conversion of power plants to CCS and the securing of environmental permits as well as optimising time-to-market periods and associated costs. The first wave of large-scale CCS demonstration projects, such as AEP's Mountaineer in the United States or Vattenfall's Schwarze Pumpe in Germany, also requires an integrated approach along the value chain. This agreement is designed to offer this type of comprehensive service, both for new and existing power plants.

Alstom's agreement with Schlumberger brings together the expertise of two industry leaders and pioneers in the development of CCS technologies. As an original equipment manufacturer providing key equipment for the energy market, Alstom will bring its know-how in post-combustion and oxy-combustion capture technologies as well as its strong Plant Integrator experience. Schlumberger Carbon Services brings the resources, technologies, and expertise in managing all phases of geological carbon-dioxide (CO2) storage projects, projects in which it is actively involved throughout the world today. Most published climate change targets call for a reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by a factor of two in 2030, and complete de-carbonisation of the power sector by 2050. The joint effort initiated by Schlumberger and Alstom brings an immediate option to power plant developers world-wide facing increasingly strict environmental regulations.