Publications

openCCS: Power capture

Organisation: Global CCS Institute

openCCS is the handbook for deliverying CCS projects brought to you by the Global CCS Institute. It has been built to guide you through the key processes and steps needed to deliver each component of an integrated CCS project. It’s a platform for sharing methodologies, best practices and lessons learnt from experience.

The Power Capture Section of the openCCS handbook contains:

Concept Studies

  • Identify potential of the new or expanded business
  • Consider new-build or retrofit for capture
  • Consider saline reservoir or EOR or other for storage/beneficial reuse
  • Document general features of the project
  • Estimate order of magnitude costs of the project (both capital (+/-30-35% accuracy) and operating (+/-15-20% accuracy))

Prefeasibility Studies

  • Consider different capture technologies
  • Consider different EPC contractors
  • Consider different process, location and project configuration options
  • Consider different capacities for the project
  • Assess the likely technical and economic viability of the project
  • Recommend the preferred option and size for final study
  • Estimate costs of the project (both capital (+/-20-25% accuracy) and operating (+/-10-15% accuracy))

Feasibility Studies

  • Undertake front end engineering design (FEED) studies, clearly recommending one processing, location and project configuration, and prevent the need to be materially varied after project commitment
  • Estimate costs of the project (both capital (+/-10-15% accuracy) and operating (+/-5-10%; closer to 5% accuracy))
  • Select construction contractor and delivery approach (i.e. EPC)
  • Obtain all required regulatory approvals
  • Provide the basis for making an investment decision, and make final investment decision for construction of capture facility

Project Execution

  • Complete the design detail for building the carbon capture asset
  • Build the organisation and systems to manage the carbon capture asset
  • Build the carbon capture asset
    • On time
    • On budget
    • To scope and quality
  • Commission the carbon capture asset to operating state

Asset Operation

  • Ramp-up operation of the carbon capture asset to ascertain true performance
  • Modify the carbon capture asset (as necessary) to achieve required performance
  • Operate the carbon capture asset to achieve required performance over asset life
  • Maintain the carbon capture asset to achieve required asset life
  • Modify the carbon capture asset to comply with legislated regulatory changes
  • Modify the carbon capture asset to realise identified opportunities

Asset Decommissioning

  • Operation of asset (i.e. power plant with capture) ceased
  • Modify the asset (as necessary) to achieve required decommissioned state
    • On time
    • On budget
    • To scope and quality
  • Asset sites decommissioned and rehabilitated to required condition
  • Establish organisation for post-closure stage (as necessary)