BD3 Status Update: February 2019

March 12, 2019

Employees working inside the Carbon Capture facility.

The Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station captured 57,006 tonnes of CO2 in February and was online 96.5% of the month. The facility was offline for 23 hours due to boiler issues on Boundary Dam Unit 3 (BD3) and a minor compressor issue at the CCS facility.

The CCS facility achieved a peak one-day capture rate of 2,444 tonnes. With ongoing process improvements the average daily capture rate increased from January.
 
The CCS facility is scheduled for planned maintenance starting on March 11. The maintenance is expected to take 60 days to complete and the facility will be offline during this time. Several components will be inspected as part of this work, including the compressor which hasn’t been disassembled and inspected since the start of operations in 2014.

 

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BD3 Status Update Feb 2019

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