Step forward for CCS project

An artist's impression of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage project (CCS)
An artist's impression of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage project (CCS)
  • Plans submitted for Carbon Capture Project at Peterhead Power Station
  • Submission comes following months of public feedback
  • Could be world’s first commercial scale full-chain demonstration of CCS from a gas-fired power station

Shell have submitted their planning application for the Peterhead CCS project at Peterhead Power Station.

While the project is still in development and Shell have yet to take a final investment decision, this is an important step for the plans.

We are pleased to have reached this milestone and are grateful to the local community for the level of interest and engagement we have seen.

Project leader, Bill Spence

Project leader, Bill Spence, said: “Submitting the Onshore Environmental Statement and Planning Application is the culmination of a huge amount of technical and design work by the whole project team over the last year, informed by all of the feedback we have received through our public consultations.

“We are pleased to have reached this milestone and are grateful to the local community for the level of interest and engagement we have seen.”

In March 2013, the Peterhead CCS Project was chosen as one of two CCS demonstration projects to progress to the next stage of the Government’s CCS Commercialisation Competition funding and if Peterhead gets the go-ahead it could be the world’s first commercial scale full-chain demonstration of CCS from a gas-fired power station.

The project is expected to capture ten million tonnes of CO2 over ten years from SSE’s Peterhead gas-fired power station.

All of the documents associated with the planning application are available to view and download at www.shell.co.uk/peterheadccs and available to view at Boddam Library, The Hot Spot, Arbuthnot House and the Maud Area Office.