Fluor Corporation has been awarded the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for Minnkota Power Cooperative’s project Tundra, a carbon capture, utilisation and storage retrofit project at the Milton Young Station in Centre, North Dakota.

The FEED is being funded by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and managed by its National Energy Technology Laboratory as part of a larger initiative to advance carbon capture technology development.

Mark Fields, Group President of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Business, said, “We look forward to bringing our clean energy expertise to Project Tundra and partnering with Minnkota to build the world’s largest carbon capture facility.”

For the project, Fluor will supply its proprietary Econamine FG PlusSM carbon capture technology – an energy efficient and cost-effective process for the removal of carbon dioxide from flue gas streams.

Mac McLennan, Minnkota President and CEO, said, “We are excited to take the next step forward with Project Tundra and begin working with Fluor on the advanced engineering and design of a carbon dioxide capture system at the Milton R. Young Station.”

“The innovative technologies being evaluated have the potential to serve as a blueprint for the rest of the world to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions without sacrificing grid reliability and affordability.”