The CO2/NBC installation has grown visibly over the past few weeks.
The large tanks were delivered on Monday 31 March, after which they were immediately installed at the right location in the Line 3 flue gas scrubber. The tanks were manufactured by the firm GPI in Lopik (the Netherlands). The major installation components were connected during the maintenance break in the second week of April; construction of the platform started the week after that.
The Project Manager, Andy Roeloffzen, is satisfied with the results to date: ‘The project is running smoothly. We only lost some time during the engineering phase; however we needed that time to work out a number of elements in further detail. We do not want to make any concessions when it comes to quality and safety.’
If everything goes to according to plan, the installation will be ‘mechanically complete’ and the operating teams will have been trained by the beginning of June. The installation can then be tested.