Shell, Energean to work on CCS for Idku LNG plant in Egypt

LNG giant Shell is teaming up with Energean to study a carbon capture and storage (CCS) solution for the Egyptian LNG export terminal (ELNG) in Idku.

Shell Egypt operates the 7.2 mtpa ELNG terminal in Idku, east of Alexandria, along with its partners Egypt’s EGAS and EGPC, Malaysia’s Petronas, and France’s TotalEnergies.

The unit of Shell entered into a memorandum of understanding with Energean’s unit in Egypt, Energean Egypt, to explore a “mutually beneficial decarbonization solution”, the latter said in a statement.

Moreover, Energean will build on its experience in designing a CCS solution in a depleted hydrocarbons field that it has operated for many years, mirroring the process ongoing in Prinos, Greece, it said.

According to Energean, the study will focus on the decarbonization of the LNG terminal in Idku operated by Shell through capturing and storing the carbon dioxide in a depleted reservoir in the Abu Qir offshore concession operated by Energean.

Future development stages will permit such facility to take emissions from other industrial emitters, such as fertilizers.

Besides this move, Shell and its partners have last year awarded a contract to US LNG engineering and construction giant Bechtel and its partners to conduct a feasibility study contract to assess implementation of a zero-flaring system at the Idku LNG facility.

The Bechtel-led Coalition for Decarbonization includes Enppi, Petrojet, Baker Hughes, GE Digital, HSBC, and NBE.

Prior to this, Bechtel and its partners won a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the Idku energy hub project in Egypt.

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