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Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project

Thompsons, Texas

The consortium of Kiewit subsidiary, TIC, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America engineered, procured and constructed the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project, the first in the U.S., at the client’s WA Parish Generating Station. The post-combustion carbon capture system reduces the facility’s emissions by 90 percent and removes 5,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide daily. Captured from a 240-megawatt slipstream of flue gas, the carbon dioxide is compressed and transported to a mature oil field, where it is injected to release more oil.

Totaling over 1.7 million manhours, we performed detailed design and procurement for the balance of plant, and completed all construction without a single lost-time incident. It is the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture facility.

The project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule, and won POWER Magazine’s Plant of the Year in 2017.