Mott MacDonald Appointed to Bp-Led Carbon Capture Project

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Mott MacDonald has been appointed as engineering partner to construction and engineering company, Costain, working on onshore elements of the Northern Endurance Partnership and Net Zero Teesside carbon capture and storage projects.

Last year, the Northern Endurance Partnership – a joint venture comprising bp, Equinor, National Grid Ventures, Shell, and Total Energies – announced that the East Coast Cluster would be one of the first carbon capture, usage and storage clusters in the UK. Once operational, the cluster will have the potential to transport and securely store nearly 50% of all UK industrial cluster carbon emissions.
Mott MacDonald and Costain will design Northern Endurance Partnership’s onshore CO2 gathering system pipeline which crosses the river Tees, and the new grid connection and pipeline for the Net Zero Teesside power station with carbon capture.

The cluster will provide the infrastructure needed to transport CO2 from industry in the areas around Teesside and the Humber to offshore storage in the Southern North Sea. The new infrastructure will also be used by H2Teesside, a bp hydrogen project that aims to produce 1GW of blue hydrogen.

“It’s been truly rewarding to see bp and its partners acknowledge our world-class pipeline expertise, local knowledge of the Teesside area and the value that we brought during the pre-FEED stages of the project, alongside our partners px,” said David Fulton, pipeline portfolio manager, Mott MacDonald.

He continued, “Mott MacDonald is committed to supporting the drive to net-zero and this scheme will play a critical role in decarbonising industrial emitters around Teesside and the Humber, as well as bringing thousands of low carbon and green jobs to the North East’s traditional industrial heartlands.”

Andy Lane, Managing Director of Northern Endurance Partnership, said: “The award of FEED contracts by the Northern Endurance Partnership is another important milestone for The East Coast Cluster, and a clear signal of momentum on our country’s journey to net zero emissions by 2050. We look forward to working with our partners on the detailed engineering design of the Northern Endurance Partnership CO2 transport and storage system which will enable the East Coast Cluster to remove up to 50% of the UK’s industrial cluster CO2 emissions, create tens of thousands of jobs and help establish the UK as a leader in the energy transition.”

The East Coast Cluster is on track to be deployed by the mid-2020s.

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