Viking CCS project hands engineering contract to Technip Energies

Carbon capture plans for the Humber have met another milestone with the award of a major contract to Technip Energies.

The energy transition specialist will carry out the front end engineering design (FEED) contract for Harbour Energy’s CO2 transportation and storage network, which is said could unlock up to £7bn of investment. Announcing the move, Harbour said the project was now moving on to the design, costs and schedule phase before a final investment decision (FID).

Delivered in partnership with oil major bp, the Viking CCS project has the potential to be of the largest carbon capture schemes in the world, aiming to sequester 10m tonnes of CO2 a year by 2030. Under the plans, customers will be connected to the depleted Viking gas fields in the North Sea, which have been verified as presenting 300 million tonnes of CO2 storage capacity.

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Graeme Davies, Harbour Energy’s Viking CCS project director, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Technip Energies to help deliver another important milestone for the Viking CCS project. The Humber region has long been a global leader in the energy sector, and Viking CCS will help to protect around 20,000 jobs in local industries, while also creating up to 10,000 jobs during construction across all Cluster projects.”

Charles Cessot, SVP T.EN X – consulting and products of Technip Energies, added: “We are proud to be supporting the UK’s transition to a more sustainable future. Our involvement in the Viking CCS project will help reduce the UK’s carbon emissions and emphasises our commitment to sustainable energy solutions. We are excited to collaborate with Harbour Energy and contribute our expertise in FEED services to this initiative.”

Jim Todd – bp JV manager for Viking CCS said: “After three years in development, the Viking CCS project is now entering the FEED phase. This is a significant step in the journey of any project, and we are excited to welcome Technip Energies as the FEED contractor, paving the way for large-scale CCS in the South Humber and North Lincolnshire region.”

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