BY KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
Published: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 5:10pm
Updated: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 10:45pm
Enchant Energy Corp. and the City of Farmington are partnering with some global powerhouses on the design, engineering and construction of carbon capture and sequestration technology at the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington.
Enchant Energy, the private firm that plans to acquire the power plant from Farmington in 2022 to pursue carbon capture, announced Tuesday that it has signed memorandums of understanding with three companies to work on the project: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Kiewit Power Constructors Co., and Sargent & Lundy. Mitsubishi will provide the technology to convert San Juan, and Kiewit and Sargent & Lundy will work together as the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor on the project.
All three previously worked on the Petra Nova carbon capture plant near Houston, which is currently the only such project operating in the U.S. Mitsubishi created the carbon capture technology that’s installed there.