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MHI-LCSC and Kiewit land Heidelberg CCUS contract

By Adam Freill   

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Heidelberg Materials North America has awarded a new FEED contract as it continues its path to select its CCUS carbon capture technology contractor.

(Photo courtesy of Heidelberg Materials North America)

MHI-LCSC, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, and Kiewit have been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the carbon capture technology at Heidelberg Materials North America’s Edmonton Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) project. The FEED study will leverage MHI’s proprietary Advanced KM CDR Process developed jointly with The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.

Heidelberg is using a two-stage competitive procurement process as it works to select the carbon capture technology and contractor to provide the CO₂ separation solution for its CCUS facility. The project is expected to be the first full-scale application of CCUS in the cement sector.

“We are pleased with this latest step in advancing our Edmonton project and moving even closer to our goal of delivering the first full-scale application of CCUS in the cement sector,” said Joerg Nixdorf, vice-president of cement operations for the Northwest Region at Heidelberg Materials North America. “This latest development represents meaningful progress on the path to achieving a net-zero future.”

“Heidelberg Materials is taking a major step towards decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries by deploying innovative and effective carbon capture technology,” said Rob Medley, vice-president of Kiewit. “We are proud to be a part of this project and to support Heidelberg Materials on this important journey. We commend Heidelberg Materials on their commitment to sustainability and for leading the way towards a greener future.”


“Canada is recognized as a frontrunner in deployment of carbon capture and storage enabled by its public policy and partnerships with businesses, which are critical to the success of decarbonization,” said Kosuke Kasada, president of MHI-LCSC, which provides services relating to CO2 capture and clean fuel business in Canada.  “We are honoured and excited to be a part of this collaboration.”

Heidelberg Materials North America will be commissioning the world’s first full-scale net-zero cement plant at its Edmonton location by adding CCUS technology to an already state-of-the-art facility. The plant could eventually capture and store an estimated 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year — the equivalent of taking 220,000 cars off the road annually. Subject to finalization of federal and provincial funding agreements, the company anticipates the final investment decision to be taken in 2024.




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