This exciting venture, the world’s first and largest integrated clean coal/carbon capture and storage project, uses leading-edge technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The benefits of such a technology are many: emissions are reduced and reused, plentiful fuel supply is continuous, and a jumping-off point is provided for the development of standards for future similar endeavors.
The Boundary Dam Carbon Capture project transforms Unit 3 at Boundary Dam Power Station into a reliable, long-term producer of 100 megawatts of clean base-load electricity, while enhancing provincial oil production and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Capturing one million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, Boundary Dam is the world’s first large-scale carbon capture facility. It includes over 7,500 cubic yards of cast-in-place structural concrete, 288 cast-in-place caissons, underground high-density polyethylene lines, below-grade grounding, and the supply and install of cast-in-place metals.
Many of the original scopes for this work were increased in both complexity and size, allowing the client to experience PCL’s ability to adapt construction methodology and sequencing. In total, there were three mass concrete pours ranging from 500 to 1,000 cubic yards. The project team drew on a number of district resources and construction knowledge from internal resources within PCL. The team also executed the client's request to run a night shift to expedite the areas of work. With full cooperation and teamwork from the client and subtrades, this project was completed successfully and safely.