Technical Tours

Technical Tours


Technical Tour 1

May 27, 2015

This year we have a very special Technical Tour starting on the very first day of the conference! This tour has a fee but we know you will want to be part of this special excursion. 

 Carbon Capture Facility

The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project is SaskPower’s flagship CCS initiative. Through the development of the world’s first and largest commercial-scale CCS project of its kind, SaskPower is making a viable technical, environmental and economic case for the continued use of coal. The Boundary Dam Project will transform the aging Unit #3 at Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan, Saskatchewan into a reliable, long-term producer of 110 megawatts (MW) of base-load electricity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year. That’s equivalent to taking more than 250,000 cars off Saskatchewan roads annually. The captured CO2 will be transported by pipeline to nearby oil fields in southern Saskatchewan where it will be used for enhanced oil recovery. CO2 not used for enhanced oil recovery will be stored in the Aquistore injection well at the SaskPower Carbon Storage and Research Centre. 



SaskPower’s Carbon Storage and Research Centre hosts Aquistore, an independent research and monitoring project which will demonstrate that storing carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground is a safe, workable solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The geological storage of CO2 will take place 3.4 kilometres deep in a layer of brine-filled sandstone called the Deadwood Formation. Located near Estevan, Saskatchewan, Aquistore is administered by the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC), who will manage the CO2 monitoring and storage. Aquistore is the PTRC’s second world-class flagship project, following the IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project.

   Capture Test Facility


SaskPower is helping advance CCS knowledge and technology through the creation of the Shand Carbon Capture Test Facility (CCTF). This facility will provide technology developers with an opportunity to test new and emerging carbon capture systems for controlling carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Located at the SaskPower Shand Power Station near Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, the facility is designed to provide a robust evaluation of the collection efficiency, long-term stability, operability, maintainability and reliability of amine-based, post-combustion technologies. The CCTF has been designed to accommodate a wide range of solvents. It has the capacity to add and remove process equipment, change the configuration of vessel internals, and expand the height of the key absorber vessel.

Your excursion includes:

Includes transportation departing from the conference hotel - Delta Hotel - Regina
High comfort charter bus leaves @ 8:15 am and returns @ 6:30 pm.
Free Wifi service will be provided during transport.

Lunch will include your choice of sandwich: Ham and Cheese with Lettuce & Tomato, Tuna Salad with Lettuce, Cucumber, Lettuce, Tomato, & Cheese or Roast Beef with Lettuce. Also included is: Red Nugget Potato Salad, Pickles, Small bag of Chips, Fruit Cup, Cookie and your choice of soft drink, juice or water. 

PPE will be provided.

Price: $70 plus tax. Register HERE.

Contact Jean-Philippe Blouin for registration or more details; NOTE: If you register for this tour, please email Jean-Philippe to inform him of your boot size.


Don't miss out on this great oppourtunity, places are limited!

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