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Essar Oil UK selects MHI as tech licensor for EET Industrial Carbon Capture

Essar Oil UK selects MHI as tech licensor for EET Industrial Carbon Capture
Essar Oil (UK) Ltd is a leading UK-focused downstream energy company whose main asset is the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. One of the most advanced refineries in Europe it is situated close to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester. With a throughput of 75 million barrels per year, Stanlow produces 3.5 billion litres of petrol, 4.9 billion litres of diesel, and 2.3 billion litres of jet fuel annually. As such it is designated a key strategic national asset, annually producing over 16% of the UK’s road transport fuels while playing an important part in the country’s petrochemical industry by providing key feedstocks (photo courtesy Essar Oil UK).

In the UK, Essar Oil UK Ltd (EOUK), part of India-held Essar Group, has announced that it has selected technology provider Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) as the key licensor and signed a contract for the development of the required basic engineering design package for its new EET Industrial Carbon Capture facility based at Stanlow.

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Following a detailed due diligence process, technology provider MHI has been selected for the carbon dioxide (CO2) capture process section of the plant. According to Essar, this is a leading use of carbon capture technology, associated with a fluid catalytic cracker within refineries globally.

Once captured, the CO2 will be permanently sequestered into depleted gas fields under the sea in Liverpool Bay, as part of the HyNet cluster in the North West of England.

Essar announced the proposed construction of the Essar Energy Transition (EET) Industrial Carbon Capture plant at the Stanlow Refinery in November 2022.

The selection of MHI follows the completion of the pre-FEED phase for EET Industrial Carbon Capture which was delivered by Kent plc earlier this year. Currently being tendered, the FEED phase of the project will begin in Q4 2023.

Essar has huge ambitions to lead the overall decarbonization of the North West. EET Industrial Carbon Capture at Stanlow is a significant project that will not only bring considerable benefits to the refinery but will also make a material contribution to the UK’s overall net zero ambitions. We are delighted they have selected us to work with them – this is a testament to our world-leading carbon capture technology and our proven experience in delivering large-scale complex engineering projects, Kenji Terasawa, CEO and Head of Engineering Solutions at MHI.

Could be operational in 2028

Participating in the Cluster Sequencing Track One Expansion process, the company plans for the facility to be operational in 2028, eliminating an estimated 860,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum, which is over 40 percent of all Stanlow emissions.

The plant is a key part of Essar’s overall decarbonization strategy, and central to its aim to meet its objective of becoming the UK’s first low-carbon refinery.

The company is investing US$1.2 billion over the next five years to lower emissions through decarbonising its production processes, putting it at the forefront of the UK’s energy transition and securing the refinery’s vital role ongoing role in UK energy security and resilience.

Essar will achieve its decarbonization targets through a combination of incremental transformational projects, including energy efficiency and EET Industrial Carbon Capture and, as a result of the significant investments it is making into hydrogen and biofuels, via EET.

Ultimately, the company expects to achieve a 75 percent reduction in emissions by 2030 and be net zero by 2040.

With the selection of this key technology partner, we are ready to move into the next phase of EET Industrial Carbon Capture. This large-scale facility is an essential element of our overall ambition to become the UK’s first low-carbon refinery, essentially future-proofing this key industrial site, protecting jobs, and ensuring we continue to play our vital role in the regional and national economy. MHI has the technology, expertise, and proven experience to help us deliver this decarbonization project and we look forward to working with them, said Deepak Maheshwari, CEO of Essar Oil UK.

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