QatarEnergy, GE Sign Agreement on Carbon Capture Roadmap Development
QatarEnergy has signed an agreement with General Electric (GE) to explore the feasibility of developing a world-scale carbon hub at Ras Laffan Industrial City, which as of today, is home to more than 80 GE gas turbines.
The MoU was signed by Ahmad Saeed Al-Amoodi, QatarEnergy’s Executive Vice President, Surface Development & Sustainability and Joseph Anis, President & CEO of GE Gas Power Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy, said: “This MoU affirms QatarEnergy’s efforts to implement effective measures to curb emissions and produce cleaner energy using the latest proven emissions reduction technologies."
On his part, Joseph Anis said: “GE has been honoured to support the development of Qatar’s energy infrastructure for decades and we are delighted to collaborate with QatarEnergy on their evolving sustainability journey."
QatarEnergy recently updated its Sustainability Strategy, which outlines multiple initiatives including flagship initiatives such as the further deployment of carbon capture and sequestration technology to capture over 11 million tons per annum of CO2 in Qatar by 2035.
These projects are expected to further reduce the carbon intensity of Qatar’s LNG facilities by 35%, and of its upstream facilities by 25% bolstering Qatar’s commitment to responsibly supply cleaner LNG at scale in support of the energy transition.
The roadmap includes the development of carbon capture & sequestration, the utilization of hydrogen, and the potential usage of ammonia in GE gas turbines to reduce their carbon emissions.