Worley has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by VPI Immingham LLP for a post-combustion carbon capture facility, part of the Humber Zero project located in the UK.
Humber Zero aims to remove up to 8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually from the Immingham industrial area by 2030 using carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
This contract includes a post-combustion carbon capture retrofit to two gas turbines and two auxiliary gas boilers at VPI’s 1240 MW combined heat and power plant. The carbon captured from the plant will be compressed and exported by pipeline to secure storage deep under the bed of the North Sea.
The project has the potential to abate around 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year.
During the FEED phase, we will define the project scope, identify equipment and infrastructure needs and set out a more detailed timeline for work. The services will be carried out by our team in the UK.
“Worley has extensive expertise and experience in delivering the critical phases of major projects and their appointment as FEED contractors for our part of Humber Zero demonstrates rapid progress in the development of this project,” said Jonathan Briggs, VPI Project Director for Humber Zero.
“Decarbonization will be a critical element of the UK Government’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and CCS will be central to achieving those targets.”
The Humber region currently represents more than 40 percent of the UK’s industrial emissions. The project is a partner in the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan, which sets out the region’s decarbonization journey and was awarded £1.7 million at the start of the year.
Bradley Andrews, President at Worley said, “This project is important to the decarbonization journey of the South Humber Bank in the UK, and our global expertise in CCUS centered in the UK will help VPI achieve its vision.
“Delivering a more sustainable world needs more than policy and discussion. We need decisive action and predictable project execution. Our hope is that this is just the start of the journey to help adapt existing assets and decarbonize industrial hubs.”