Front end engineering contract for carbon capture awarded

The cooling towers at Drax power station. Photo: Andy Beecroft
The cooling towers at Drax power station. Photo: Andy Beecroft

National Grid Carbon Limited (NGC) has awarded a multi-million pound Front End Engineering and Design contract for a carbon capture and storage pipeline to oil and gas engineering specialists Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants.

 

Genesis will carry out the risk evaluation and cost estimates as well as the engineering and design work associated with the project’s transportation and storage system that will run from Drax power station in Humberside to the storage site in the North Sea.

 

This contract award follows the Government’s announcement last December that the White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) project would be funded under its CCS commercialisation programme. White Rose is an oxyfueled power and CCS demonstration project of up to 426 MWe gross output. National Grid is responsible for the CO2 pipeline transportation infrastructure and store.

 

The onshore and offshore pipeline infrastructure will have the capacity to transport up to 17 million tonnes of CO2  a year with the White Rose project alone requiring about two million tonnes.  The CO2 would then be pumped in liquid form under high pressure into natural rock formations over a kilometre beneath the North Sea seabed for permanent storage

 

NGC is providing the transportation and storage elements for the CCS project and is working with Capture Power Limited, a consortium of Alstom, Drax and BOC, on the White Rose project,

 

Peter Boreham, National Grid Director of European Business Development said: “We are delighted that Genesis won through this competitive process and are now on board to provide their expertise to plan and develop the project.  It’s another step on the way to demonstrating that CCS has an important part to play in the future energy mix.”

 

John Cambridge, Genesis Managing Director said: “This is a flagship project for the UK and one Genesis is extremely proud to be part of. We believe our skills in developing optimised onshore, offshore and subsea facilities will be extremely important in enabling NGC to achieve a successful outcome.”

Please rate

Comments 

Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

How Blockchain Technology is changing the Energy Sector

How Blockchain Technology is changing the Energy Sector

The disruptive potential of blockchain technology is becoming more evident with every passing day. From the proliferation of cryptocurrencies, and its increasing applications in other areas including banking, gaming, music licensing, as well as the energy sector, blockchain technology is

How to deal with interview rejection

How to deal with interview rejection

Sorry we think you’re not the ideal fit for this position or sorry to inform you, but you are not exactly the candidate we were hoping for – these are some of the replies you may get from an unsuccessful interview, and while it can sting for a day or two, you should not dwell on it any

Mirroring England’s Young World Cup Team in Engineering

Mirroring England’s Young World Cup Team in Engineering

Alas, the cup didn’t come home. However, it's wasn't all doom and gloom as 4th placed England at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia, were not initially expected to perform wonders. However, in the course of the tournament, the belief grew, and hopes were raised. Gareth

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.