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bp and partners award first engineering contracts for major ‎UK power and carbon capture projects

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bp has awarded contracts as part of its dual Front ‎End Engineering Design (FEED) competition to two separate consortiums of engineering, ‎carbon capture licensors, power providers and EPC contractors.‎

The awards to the operator of Net Zero Teesside Power (NZT Power) and ‎the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) represent an important next step towards the proposed development of the UK’s ‎first full-scale integrated power and carbon capture project.
Investing in carbon capture, usage ‎and storage (CCUS) is a key point of the UK government’s 10-point plan for a green industrial ‎revolution, announced in November 2020.
In October 2021, the UK government selected the Northern Endurance Partnership’s East ‎Coast Cluster as one of the first two clusters be taken forward as part of its carbon capture ‎and storage (CCUS) cluster sequencing process.
The Northern Endurance partnership, which ‎bp leads as operator, will provide the common infrastructure needed to transport CO2 from ‎emitters across the Humber and Teesside to secure offshore storage in the Endurance aquifer ‎in the Southern North Sea.‎
The two groups will now design and submit development plans for NZT Power’s proposed ‎power station and carbon capture plant, and NEP’s planned Teesside high pressure carbon ‎dioxide (CO2) compression and export facilities.‎
The two consortiums will each deliver a comprehensive FEED package, led from their UK ‎offices, over the next 12 months.
Following the completion of the FEED process, the two ‎consortiums will then submit Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) proposals for ‎the execution phase. As part of the Final Investment Decision expected in 2023, a single ‎consortium will be selected to take the project forward into construction.
Louise Kingham, bp’s UK head of country and senior vice president of Europe, said: “Moving ‎to Front End Engineering Design is a major step forward for Net Zero Teesside Power and the ‎development of the Northern Endurance Partnership. This first-of-a-kind project has the ‎potential to deliver enough low carbon, flexible electricity to power around 1.3 million homes, ‎and can help secure Teesside’s position at the green heart of the country’s energy transition.”