Fluor Corporation has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for California Resources Corporation’s (CRC) carbon capture and sequestration project, Cal Capture, at Elk Hills Power Plant in Tupman, California.

Funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) through collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as part of a larger initiative to advance carbon technology development, the project will help CRC achieve its sustainability goals.

“CRC has four 2030 sustainability goals that align with those of the State of California. Our carbon goal is to design and permit a CO2 capture and storage system – the Cal Capture project – at our Elk Hills Power Plant with associated CO2 injection for enhanced recovery and sequestration at the adjacent Elk Hills oil field,” said Shawn Kerns, CRC Executive Vice-President of Operations and Engineering.

“The Cal Capture project offers multiple benefits including substantial emissions reductions, substantial positive economic impacts across the California economy and the development of a key technology needed worldwide to meet future energy transition targets.”

For the project, Fluor will provide engineering services for the plant’s licensed process unit and required utility systems using its proprietary Econaime FG Plus SM carbon capture technology, an energy-efficient and cost-effective process for the removal of CO2 from flue gas streams.

“Flour’s commitment to helping clients achieve their clean energy goals continues with this recent award from CRC,” said Mark Fields, Group President of Fluor’s Energy & Chemical’s business.

“We are honoured to be selected by CRC to help them design and permit California’s first carbon capture and sequestration system.”