Carbon capture facility to be built by SaskPower and Hitachi

SaskPower and Hitachi Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) said March 20 they are partnering to construct a $60 million carbon capture test facility (CCTF) at SaskPower's single-unit, 276 MW Shand Power Station in southeastern Saskatchewan. The companies said the CCTF will allow international developers to evaluate performance of their systems to capture carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired thermal power plants.

SaskPower and Hitachi will each contribute approximately $30 million to the CCTF, with SaskPower acting as owner and operator. Hitachi will supply their process development team, as well as core process equipment from their Saskatoon manufacturing facility.

Hitachi's amine technology will be the first technology tested at the CCTF. SaskPower expects to evaluate a number of current and emerging carbon capture technologies over the life of the facility.

Construction is expected to begin in late 2012 or early 2013, with a scheduled completion date of summer 2014.

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