Wood Group wins £multi-million construction contract for Peterhead carbon capture scheme

 

Peterhead power station
Peterhead power station

By DARA BUTTERFIELD

Aberdeen-based Wood Group has been awarded the front end engineering design contract for the subsea and pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project.

The project – developed by Shell with strategic support from Scottish and Southern Energy – is the world’s first full-chain CCS project on a gas-fired power station. A total of 80 engineers will support the project from Wood Group offices in Aberdeen and London.

The six-month contract includes developing a landfall solution at the Peterhead Power Station, design of a new C02 export pipeline from the power station to a subsea tie-in with the existing Goldeneye pipeline, and a new subsea intervention valve.

Bob MacDonald, Wood Group Kenny Regional Director, said: “Using our 30 years of subsea infrastructure design experience, we are well placed to deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions that will help achieve the targets of the UK Government.”

Matthew Hancock, a British Energy Minister, said: “We are leading the way in Europe in developing this innovative low-carbon technology. Testing the commercial feasibility of carbon capture storage is an important step.

“So far, more than 20 such contracts have been awarded supporting both the Peterhead and White Rose.  Combined, these projects if successful could support jobs during construction and generate enough clean electricity for up to one million homes upon completion.”

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