Alstom has acquired the engineering office of the former Lummus Global, a provider of technology for the hydrocarbon processing industry, in Wiesbader, Germany. The unit, renamed Alstom Carbon Capture GmbH, will be integrated into Alstom’s CO2 Capture Systems activity.

The unit consists of over 100 employees with capabilities for the design and turnkey delivery of CO2 capture plants based on considerable experience gained in its traditional markets. This acquisition will enable Alstom to make its CO2 capture technologies available to its customers with greater responsiveness and efficiency. It will support the increasing demand for studies, front end engineering design (FEED) packages, pilot plants and demonstration units driven by the need to accelerate the commercialization of effective and efficient large scale CCS facilities.

Alstom is currently involved in ten major CCS demonstration projects, with four pilot projects completed, two in construction and four under various stages of study. Alstom has formed partnerships with WE Energies, EPRI, AEP and The Dow Chemical Company in the USA, E.ON in Sweden, Vattenfall in Germany and Total in France.

Alstom has also signed a contract with StatoilHydro for a CO2 capture demonstration plant at Mongstad in Norway, using Alstom’s chilled ammonia technology, and is actively working with PGE Elektrownia Belchatow on a large scale CCS project based on advanced amines. Most recently, Alstom and TransAlta have launched Project Pioneer in Canada, a large-scale chilled ammonia demonstration facility designed to capture and store 1 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

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