Unexpected issues delay Sask. carbon capture project

From: NewsTalk 650 CKOM

Boundary Dam Carbon Capture Project will not launch April 1

Reported by Bre McAdam

A carbon capture project in Saskatchewan will have to delay its expected  launch date because of some unexpected setbacks, according to the president and CEO of SaskPower.

It was expected to begin operations on April 1 as part of the Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan. Even though the carbon capture facility itself is built and ready to go, Robert Watson said the project was delayed after some surprise problems were discovered within the existing power unit.

“It’s like taking an old engine apart, you really don’t know what you’re going to find until you have it apart. The boiler needed more rebuilding, the platform for the new turbine needed rebuilding.”

“I can tell you that it’s not unusual when you rebuild power plants to have surprises. It’s happened to us before, and you just gotta make sure that when you carry on with it that you’re doing it the most efficient way possible,” Watson said.

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