Canadian Manufacturing

Alberta welder connects for carbon capture project

Bilton Welding and Manufacturing will design and fabricate the wet CO2 inlet separator vessel for the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line Project (ACTL).

CALGARY—Bilton Welding and Manufacturing, an Innisfail, Alta.-based pressure vessel manufacturer, will design and fabricate the wet CO2 inlet separator vessel for the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line Project (ACTL).

This vessel will be used for two phase CO2 separation. Once completed, the vessel will receive an inlet feed that has CO2 gas commingled with water that will separate CO2 gas to from liquids.

The ACTL is Alberta’s first substantial commercial carbon capture and storage (CSS) project that will focus on reducing environmental impacts as well as being economically beneficial.

Bilton will design, provide custom energy equipment and complete final steps of fabrication, which amounts to approximately eight to ten months.

This project will coincide with a major expansion at the Bilton facility that will lead to adding nearly 45 full time positions over the next six months.

“Having fabricated many pressure vessels for the various stages and processes involved in both conventional and unconventional oil and gas recovery and transmission, we feel this project is a great opportunity to get involved with, and will have a substantial impact on the energy landscape in Western Canada,” says Jason Greene, sales manager, Bilton.

The ACTL will position Alberta to become a world leader in CO2 recovery and allow significant advancements in reducing Canada’s carbon footprint.

Bilton Welding and Manufacturing designs, engineers and manufactures custom energy equipment for oil and natural gas producers around the globe. Bilton operates six manufacturing facilities in Innisfail, Alberta, Canada.

The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) will gather CO2 from several sources and transport it to existing mature oil fields throughout South-Central Alberta. The capture and permanent storage of CO2 will result in significant reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases in Alberta. The initial supply of CO2 will come from North West Upgrading Inc. and Agrium Inc.

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