Alberta-based company to fabricate wet CO2 inlet separator vessel for world's largest carbon capture project
CALGARY, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Bilton Welding and Manufacturing
(Bilton), an Innisfail, Alberta based company specializing in pressure
vessel manufacturing has been commissioned to design and fabricate the
wet CO2 inlet separator vessel for the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line Project
(ACTL). This vessel will be used for two phase CO2 separation. Once completed, the vessel will receive an inlet feed that
has CO2 gas commingled with water that will allow the space and time for the CO2 gas to separate from liquids.
The ACTL is Alberta's first, substantial, commercial carbon capture and
storage (CSS) project that will focus on reducing environmental
impacts, as well as being economically beneficial. Bilton will be
actively involved from the design phase, providing custom energy
equipment to the final steps of fabrication, which amounts to
approximately eight to ten months. This project will coincide with a
major expansion at the Bilton facility that will lead to adding nearly
45 full time positions over the next six months.
"Having fabricated many pressure vessels for the various stages and
processes involved in both conventional and unconventional oil and gas
recovery and transmission, we feel this project is a great opportunity
to get involved with, and will have a substantial impact on the energy
landscape in Western Canada," says Jason Greene, Sales Manager, Bilton.
"It is vital to this province and our country as a whole to continue to
find more environmentally friendly and cost effective methods to
extract oil and gas reserves, while keeping us on the cutting edge and
allowing us to remain competitive in the global market place."
"Enhance is looking forward to partnering with Bilton" said Blair Eddy,
Vice President Operations, Enhance Energy Inc. "Bilton's expertise and
attention to detail make us confident that the service and products
they provide will ultimately advance the project's overall execution."
The ACTL will position Alberta to become a world leader in CO2 recovery and allow significant advancements in reducing Canada's carbon
About Bilton Welding
Bilton Welding and Manufacturing (Bilton) designs, engineers and
manufactures custom energy equipment. Since 1992, Bilton has worked
with engineering firms and oil and natural gas producers around the
globe to develop equipment standards for size, capacity and any number
of technical specifications. Bilton operates six manufacturing
facilities in Innisfail, Alberta, Canada.
About the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL)
The ACTL will be capable of gathering CO2 from several sources in the Alberta's Industrial Heartland and
transporting the CO2 to existing mature oil fields throughout South-Central Alberta. These
oilfields will see significant increases in production as CO2 is permanently stored in the reservoir. The capture and permanent
storage of CO2 will result in significant reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases
in Alberta. The initial supply of CO2 will come from North West Upgrading Inc. and Agrium Inc.
SOURCE Enhance Energy Inc.
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