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The Bełchatów CCS Project London, 31 January 2013 Greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements of the Climate and Energy Package are a challenge for Poland forcing the energy sector to invest in new, efficient power units and clean coal technologies. The Polish economy is in over 90% based on fossil fuels the key aspect is to modernize the national energy sector by investing in high efficiency and clean coal technologies Taking into account the Polish fuel structure and EU regulations, CCS technology is important, but currently unprofitable. EU and Member States financial support is vital. 2 Technical specifications of the CCS Plant (Basis of Design ) The Bełchatów CCS Project will include the following key components: The power unit with the gross capacity of 858 MWe Carbon Capture Plant & Integration: an integrated post-combustion Carbon Capture Plant (CCP) with a capacity of 260MWe. The CCP will utilize an Advanced Amine Process technology with a CO 2 capture efficiency of at least 85%. This component will also include the modifications necessary to the base installation, i.e., the Power Plant, to make it capture-ready. CO 2 Transportation: this component will include a Ø300 pipeline of a length c.a. 128,4 km running across 15 (16) communes and associated infrastructure to transport the CO 2 captured and compressed by the CCP to the storage site. CO 2 storage: this will include the injection of pressurized CO 2 into a deep saline aquifer for permanent storage. Five communes are under consideration as an area for doing geological survey during the II Phase of the storage component development, one commune already now seems to be the most suitable to situate the storage site CO 2 capture T = 44,5 C P = 140 barg Transport CO 2 storage T = 16,1 C P = 112,9 barg 3 Major elements of complexity of the Bełchatów CCS Project The new 858 MWe power generation unit was originally not designed to be Capture Ready. This means that some modifications to the unit needed to be implemented in the course of its construction to ensure an integration of the CCP. The key modifications included: Re-engineering and re-location of the equipment from the area identified for the CCP Capture Ready - Flue gas ducts Tie-in for off-take and return of cooling water required for the CCP Tie-in for off-take and return of flue gas to the main flue gas ducts The scope of work was completed on 30 th October 2010 as a part of the EPC turnkey contract dedicated to the new 858 MWe power generation unit Capture Ready Cooling water 4 Bełchatów CCS value chain - transportation route based on the transport preparatory work programme started on 22 nd June, 2012 Within the framework of the preparatory work programme the following has be done to date: Preliminary technical analysis of the CO2 pipeline transport Preliminary technical analysis of pipeline depressurisation conditions This way the optimal CO2 pipeline diameter (300 mm) and the maximum allowable distance between the block valves (15 km) and associated depressurisation columns were determined. Further, the routing of the pipeline is decided and the relevant documentation based on both: master maps and cadastral maps kept by relevant district offices was delivered. The routing documentation was supplemented with a plots owners registry for the pipeline impact area for the first 13 communes and preliminary access agreements for closed zones (mainly railway areas). The length of the pipeline equals 128,4km and it crosses 15 (or 16) communes. At its first stage the pipeline will have to be fit to the existing power plant infrastructure. 5 Bełchatów CCS value chain - transportation route based on the transport preparatory work programme started on 22 nd June, Bełchatów CCS implementation current status Completed FEED for Carbon Capture Plant (CCP) works allow to start up detailed engineering, procurement and construction within CCP (2011) 858 MWe Unit completion of EPC contract including activities for capture ready (2010) Phase I of the storage component i.e. Site Selection completed. Wojszyce structure (one from three structures considered) selected in February 2012 for the Phase II of the storage component i.e. Site Characterization after comprehensive geological works, analyses and examinations carried out in period and based on experts recommendation included in sites ranking report. Prefeasibility study within the transport component completed in 2009 Preparatory works for the transport component started in June 2012, planned to be completed by the end of December The works regard the CO 2 pipeline routing determination, inclusion of the routing in the Local Plan for Spatial Development of relevant communes, preparation of the environmental impact assessment report, obtainment of the environmental decision and preparation a technical part of terms of reference for the public tendering process to select EPC pipeline contractor 7 CAPEX and OPEX sources Given the demonstration character of CCS Project, PGE GiEK SA would prefer to arrange as much non-refundable support as possible. The following sources of financing are expected to provide the basis for funding the CCS Project: European Energy Plan for Recovery (EEPR) grant agreement was signed on 5th May Emissions Trading Scheme NER300 Programme the application was submitted on 9th February 2011 Norwegian Financial Mechanism (NFM) Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 10th June 2011 Domestic sources 8 Conditions Necessary to Close the CCS Project Financing Structure Positive NER300 award decision Upfront funding under NER300 At least 10 operation of CCS years as well as reimbursement of operating losses during the first 10 years of the operational phase are still uncertain - subject of discussions with the Polish Government Development of a CCS operating loss support programme current and forecasted emissions rights prices do not cover the corresponding operating expenses during the expected 20-years operating life cycle of the installation. Consequently, operation of the CCS installation after its first 10 years as well as reimbursement of operating losses during the first 10 years of the operational phase are still uncertain and are subject of discussions with the Polish Government 9 Project s risks difficult to mitigate despite of using modern risk management tools Failing to obtain necessary level of the external public funding - conditioning continuation of the project Legal risks: CCS directive still being not implemented into Polish law, the act on the transportation corridors not enacted Risk of not having public acceptance for geological and geophysical works carried out in the storage component area, therein also for the underground CO2 storage in general, as well as lack of public acceptance for CO2 pipeline routing in some communes The CO2 pipeline, according to governmental bodies opinions, is not a public purpose investment pursuant to the present regulations what significantly complicates discussion with communes Problems with selection of the Coordinator of Phase II of the storage component cancellation of the first tender proceeding, only one offer submitted within the second round reflecting lack of interest of the oil&gas sector companies in the risky CCS area vs. the quick benefits from the shale gas business Numerous technological risks 10 Public engagement activities The strategic impact of public understanding and acceptance of the CCS concept is substantial in enabling its widespread commercialisation. Outreach activities particularly concerning CO 2 transport and geological storage: From September 2009 PGE GiEK SA organized several meetings and the workshops with authorities from regional and local level From September 2009 to the end of August 2010 outreach team provided the external public engagement campaign according to I Phase of the stotage component developoment for communities, where geological examination and tests were ongoing. 2010/2011 social groups characterization done by an external PR company. Twenty five briefing meetings dated from March 1 st to 19 th, 2012 have been held in the community offices of the local authority representatives (Mayors, Town-Mayors or President) in Lodzkie Voivodeship. The aim of the meetings was to inform about the continuation of geological survey during the next, II Phase of the storage component implementation within the area of Wojszyce structure and also about the intention to carry out preparatory work for CO 2 transportation pipeline from Bełchatów Power Plant (where CCP will be placed) to Wojszyce area. Since July 2012 until now PGE GiEK SA have been conducting an informative campaign concerning the preparatory work for CO 2 transportation pipeline in 16 of the Communities in Lodz Voivodeship. During the meetings the local authorities and inhibitants showed their interest in the topic of Bełchatów CCS Project. 11 Thank you for attention Marzena Gurgul 12
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