UK major BP, the operator of Net Zero Teesside Power (NZT Power) and the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), has awarded two front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts as part of a competition, it said December 15.
They progress the proposed development of the UK’s first full-scale integrated power and carbon capture project (CCUS). CCUS is a key point of the UK government’s 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, announced in November 2020.
NEP will provide the common infrastructure needed to transport CO2 from emitters across the Humber and Teesside to secure offshore storage in the Endurance aquifer in the Southern North Sea.
The two winning consortiums are: Technip Energies and General Electric, led by Technip Energies and including Shell as a subcontractor for the provision of the licensed Cansolv CO2 capture technology and Balfour Beatty as the nominated construction partner; and Aker Solutions, Doosan Babcock and Siemens Energy.
The two consortiums will each deliver a comprehensive FEED package, led from their UK offices, over the next 12 months. Following the completion of the FEED process, the two consortiums will then submit engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) proposals for the execution phase. As part of the final investment decision expected in 2023, a single consortium will be selected to take the project forward into construction.
Louise Kingham, BP’s UK head of country and senior vice president of Europe, said: “Moving to FEED is a major step forward for NZT Power and the development of the NEP. This first-of-a-kind project has the potential to deliver enough low carbon, flexible electricity to power around 1.3 million homes, and can help secure Teesside’s position at the green heart of the country’s energy transition.”
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