Part of the flue gases leaving the power plant are captured and channelled to the CO2 capture installation. This installation has an annual capacity of 1.1 million tonnes of CO2.
The flue gases are cooled before entering a specialised installation for the three-stage cleansing/removal of nitrogen (deNox), dust particles (deDust) and sulphur dioxide (deSox). Next, the CO2 goes to the absorption column for the separation of the other flue gases. Any flue gases remaining are channelled back to the chimney of the power plant and released into the atmosphere. After being subjected to high pressure in a compressor, the CO2 is ready for transport along the pipelines.