Singapore-based Yinson Production is constructing a pilot offshore carbon capture and storage (CSS) plant on the FPSO Agogo being built for Azule Energy.
The project is a milestone towards the realisation of Yinson Production’s Zero Emissions FPSO concept that will accelerate the decarbonisation of the offshore production industry.
The plant will be the world’s first post-combustion carbon capture unit installed onboard an FPSO. It is designed at a pilot scale and will be used as a demonstration unit in an offshore floating environment to assess technical readiness and gain operational know-how.
In late February 2023, Yinson Production and Azule, a BP and Eni joint venture, entered a $5.3bn contract for the provision, operation, and maintenance of the FPSO vessel for the Agogo project in Angola.
FPSO Agogo will be Yinson Production’s first offshore production project in Angola and its eighth FPSO project in the West African region.
In addition to the CCS plant, FPSO Agogo will feature other emissions-lowering technologies such as electrification, advanced automation and digitalisation, a combined-cycle power system, a seawater turbine generator, a hydrocarbon cargo tank blanketing scheme, and an integrated closed flare system.
According to Yinson Productions, the combined innovations onboard FPSO Agogo will significantly reduce its overall carbon emissions and improve operational efficiency.
Carbon Circle Holding, a carbon removal and energy EPC company, has been selected to design and construct the CCS plant. Construction on the plant has begun and is on schedule with the first steel cut having taken place in September 2023.