Hitachi Canada will supply a steam turbine for the SaskPower Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Sequestration Demonstration Project.

Hitachi, the parent company of Hitachi Canada has joined forces with Sask to implement low carbon technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), air quality control system (AQCS), boiler and steam turbine generators.

The demonstration programme will upgrade the ageing unit 3 of the power station to enable it to become a long-term producer of clean baseload electricity to help increase provincial oil production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the company said in a statement.

SaskPower said the turbine will be one of the first steam turbines in the world designed to fully integrate a coal-fired power plant with carbon capture.

The agreement will accelerate the transition from a demonstration project to commercially viable operation ensuring the development of the technology at a lower cost.