Emirates Aluminium CCS Project

This Project is considered on-hold.

This Project was removed from the Institute’s LSIP listing in July 2014, with key Project proponents, Masdar and ADNOC, considering future CCS opportunities in Abu Dhabi.

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Proponents: Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), Taweelah Asia Power Company (TAPCO) and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL)
Technical aspects
  • Masdar is proposing to integrate carbon dioxide (CO2) capture facilities to the Taweelah Asia Power Company (TAPCO) and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) electric power generation units. Both TAPCO and EMAL power plants are natural gas-based.
  • CO2 capture will use an absorption post-combustion technology.
  • Around 2 million tonnes per annum of CO2 would be captured at the plants.
  • The CO2 will be transported by a pipeline network to selected oil fields for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations in Abu Dhabi.
  • The project is part of the Abu Dhabi CCS Network being promoted by Masdar.
Key Deliverables
  • Front-end engineering design (FEED) is nearing completion.
  • A phased approach to development is to begin during 2015-2017, with an anticipated operational date of 2018.
Materially reducing Abu Dhabi's CO2 emissions in an economic way, the Abu Dhabi CCS Network aims at capturing existing emissions from power and industrial sites, as well as developing a network of pipelines to transport the CO2 to Abu Dhabi's oil reservoirs for EOR.
Project data is current as at 16/08/2014