Energy partners accelerate offshore CO2 transit & storage: Energy big leagues bp, Eni, Equinor, National Grid, Shell & Total have launched a recent partnership to speed up the advancement of offshore carbon dioxide transport and storage infrastructure in the UK North Sea.
Operating the new infrastructure and serving two proposed projects – the Net Zero Teesside (NZT) & Zero Carbon Humber (ZCH) – will be conducted by bp.
It will aspire to decarbonise the industrial clusters utilising carbon capture utilisation & storage (CCUS) and hydrogen technologies.
The project is expected to permit the decarbonisation of almost half of the UK’s industrial emissions and will see the development of an offshore pipeline network to transport captured CO2 emissions from both NZT & ZCH projects to offshore storage under the UK North Sea.
Andy Lane, Vice President of CCUS Solutions at bp and Managing Director for Net Zero Teesside, stated: “The formation of the Northern Endurance Partnership is another significant milestone towards developing the offshore infrastructure that will be needed to safely transport and store carbon dioxide from CCUS projects along England’s east coast.”
Senior Vice President for Low Carbon Solutions at Equinor, Grete Tveit, added: “Carbon capture and storage is a crucial technology for reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement and we are committed to working with others to create real change.”
Martin Cook, Senior Vice President for Business Development for National Grid Ventures, said: “National Grid sits at the heart of the UK’s energy system and we want to contribute to the economic recovery through investing in solutions to support a net zero future.”
Energy partners accelerate offshore CO2 transit & storage