Statoil’s Mongstad refinery partially shut after leak

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has evacuated staff after a leak was detected at its Mongstad production facility. The incident was reported to its emergency centre at 7.14am this morning and parts of the plant have been shut down. The firm confirmed the leak has now been stopped and the cause of the incident is being […]

Statoil to shut down ‘unprofitable’ CHP plant

Statoil has announced plans to shut down its combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Mongstad, Norway at the end of next year. The decision to close the plant follows “several years of unprofitable operations”. It was developed in 2010 to improve the energy efficiency at the Mongstad refinery and secure energy supply to industrial […]

Walk round the world’s largest carbon capture test facility

ELN Reporter Priyanka Shrestha visits the Technology Centre Mongstad on the outskirts of Norway. Can it be the future for CCS research and why are the Norwegian public so happy to pay for it?

World’s largest CCS test centre keeps working with Alstom

The world’s largest carbon capture test facility – the CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) in Norway – has agreed to continue working with power generation and transmission company Alstom. They will carry on testing Alstom’s Chilled Ammonia carbon capture process until Autumn 2014 – an extra year. Despite recently scrapping the adjoining full-scale carbon capture […]

Norway cans full-scale carbon capture project

Norway has canned funding for a full-scale carbon capture project. The Norwegian Government said the CO2 development at Mongstad will be “discontinued” and replaced by a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) programme. Norway’s Technology Centre Mongstad (pictured) which is one of the world’s largest and most advanced, will be continued and strengthened. Minister of Petroleum and Energy […]

US and India “hotspots” for new power projects

United States and India are the biggest “hotspots” of activity in the power sector with new projects worth a potential $16billion (£) announced in the countries at the end of 2012. Norway’s proposed Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project at Mongstad – worth $3.7billion (£2.3bn) – was also significant new project. In total 95 new […]