Work has begun on a “UK-first” carbon capture power generation project in Rhodesia, Nottinghamshire, aiming to support the country’s clean energy transition.
The £28m carbon capture plant, a joint venture between Landmark Power Holdings and Victory Hill Capital Advisors LLC, is expected to go into commercial operation in the 2nd quarter of 2023. The plant will reportedly use natural gas to create enough clean power for roughly 25% of the 40,000 residents of nearby Worksop, while capturing and converting waste into food-grade carbon dioxide, sold through an off-take agreement with BUSE Gas Solutions. It is part of Landmark’s FlexPower Plus concept for flexible power generation with natural gas-powered engines and waste heat recovery, for increased energy efficiency and carbon capture technology.
Eleanor Fraser-Smith, head of sustainability at Victory Hill Capital Partners said:
“Victory Hill is committed to working towards the UK’s energy transition goals, and projects such as this are imperative for us to secure a net zero future.
“We plan to be good neighbours throughout the construction and operation of this project, and look forward to putting Worksop on the map for being a leading light in the future of power generation.”
John Smith, co-founder of the specialist contracting firm Smith Brothers, hired to manage the construction works said:
“This carbon capture project is the first of its kind in the UK and represents the future of power generation – if we’re to achieve our nation’s sustainability ambitions.“We’re proud to be part of the powerhouse of organisations which are committed to delivering on this vital scheme.”
The project brings together some of the world’s leading industrial technology companies as part of the delivery, including Rolls Royce/Yellow Power, Swedish industrial group Climeon, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group subsidiary Turboden based in Italy, and privately-held Swiss Carbon Capture technology manufacturer, ASCO Carbon Dioxide Ltd.