E.ON is one of the world's largest private gas and electricity companies. More than 85,000 E.ON employees supply some 17 million customers with electricity, gas and other energy-related services. E.ON brings to the partnership its essential experience in operating and engineering coal-fired power plants.
E.ON's Wilhelmshaven plant located north of Bremen, Germany burns hard coal and has a net output of 757 MW. The primary objectives of the Fluor / E.ON partnership were to enhance the Fluor Econamine FG Plus technology and demonstrate its application in removing carbon dioxide from the flue gas of a coal-fired power plant.
Several recent advancements in the Fluor Econamine FG Plus technology were verified and the new enhancements were tested as a part of Fluor's ongoing R&D activities on carbon capture technology at that time.
The Wilhelmshaven carbon capture pilot plant was designed for a flue gas volume of approximately 16,200 cubic meters per hour, capturing 90 percent of the CO2 or 70 metric tons per day when operating at full capacity. Fluor and E.ON will jointly carry out a test program over the next several years to achieve the objectives of the demonstration.