Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract from the engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin to deliver two vapor compressors for a post combustion CO2 and SO2 capture plant at Unit-3 of the Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan, Saskatchewan.

The coal-fired power plant, with an installed capacity of 1,200MW, is owned by Canadian utility SaskPower.

The Unit-3 will be integrated into a carbon capture and sequestration demonstration project.

The primary goal of this project is to generate up to 120MW of clean baseload electricity while reducing green house gas emissions.

The project will go into operation in 2014, and it is planned to capture one million tons of carbon dioxide per year.

Siemens will deliver integrally-geared, motor-driven lean vapor compressors, which will enable an overall reduction in the steam consumption, the company said.