Peterhead power station carbon storage plan goes on public display


Peterhead power station
Peterhead power station

The first of a week-long series of public exhibitions in the north-east to explain the benefits of the Shell’s Peterhead carbon capture storage project – begins tomorrow (Wednesday 8 January)

Under the plans – which are due to be submitted for local planning approval later this year – greenhouse gas emissions from Peterhead power station, operated by Scottish & Southern Energy, would be captured and transported to the Shell-operated Goldeneye gas field 100km offshore in the North Sea.

The developers hope it could be up and running before the end of the decade, and Paul Garnham, Shell’s project manager for the Peterhead CCS Project, said: “The project clearly still has a long way to go, but we want to share our plans with the local communities at an early stage to allow them several opportunities to provide us with feedback as we progress.”

The full list of dates and venues for the exhibitions is: –

  •  8 JAN: Boddam public hall from 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  •  13 JAN: Palace Hotel, Peterhead from 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  • 14 JAN: Cruden Bay Village Hall from 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  • 15 JAN: Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre from 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  •  16 JAN: DoubleTree by Hilton, in Aberdeen from 2.00pm – 8.00pm and
  • 17 JAN: The Hotspot, Peterhead, from 10:00am to 4.00pm.


If approved and when operational, the Peterhead carbon capture and storage facility will be the world’s first such project installed in a gas-fired power station, storing up to 10 million tonnes of C02 in a reservoir 2.5km below the North Sea.

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