The BioCat project is still at full speed, completing important steps towards providing energy storage services to the Danish energy system. The latest phase included necessary permissions and finalizations – the next phase will bring exciting steps in engineering and construction.
At the wastewater treatment plant in Avedøre, the construction phase for the power-to-gas facility was kicked off in June, when the geotechnical survey showed positive results. Other on-site activities have included the final removal of necessary soil, and design of the foundations, which are now ready for construction.
As for the engineering, the process is also progressing as planned. Here, the HAZOP study has been concluded, and the Piping and Instrumentation diagrams have been frozen. At the methanation plant, the construction of the reactor and mixer has started. Some of the more formal activities have also fallen into place, e.g. receiving construction permit and permit from the fire department.
Among other things, the next step includes the shipment of Hydrogenics’ electrolyzer, which is scheduled to be shipped from Oevel in Belgium to the trial site in Denmark in early December 2015.