Additional CCS public exhibitions announced

Peterhead Power Station
Peterhead Power Station

The second round of public exhibitions on plans for the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project will take place in July and August.

Shell U.K. Limited, the developer of the project, and SSE Generation Limited, who are providing strategic support as owners of the Peterhead Power Station, will host two community exhibitions.

The first is at Boddam Village Hall on Thursday, July 17 from 2pm to 8pm and the other will be held at Peterhead’s Palace Hotel on Monday, July 28 from 2pm to 8pm.

Members of the public are also invited to join a tour of Peterhead Power Station on Tuesday, August 5, to see where the carbon capture facilities will be located.

Provided it goes ahead, the Peterhead scheme will be the world’s first full-scale CCS project based on a gas-fired power station. Ten million tonnes of CO2, otherwise emitted into the atmosphere, will be captured and stored in the depleted Goldeneye gas reservoir 62 miles offshore.

“We were very pleased with the interest in the project at our first series of community exhibitions in January,” said Bill Spence, Manager for Shell on the Peterhead CCS project.

“Now that we are four months into our preliminary engineering we are in a position to provide more detail on how the project is likely to look and to respond to questions raised and feedback received during our first engagements.

“We hope that, once again, members of the community will come and talk to us about how things are going.”

To take part in one of the site tours, call the Project’s Community Liaison Officer, Liz Scott, on 07891 315194 or email, writing ‘Peterhead CCS Site Tour’ in the subject line.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.