July 14, 2022 • 2 min read

Collaborating with the supply chain to deliver carbon capture and storage FEED services

We’ve been awarded a development contract as part of a consortium by SSE Thermal and Equinor for one of the UK’s first power stations with carbon capture and storage capabilities.

As part of a consortium with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group and Tecnicas Reunidas, we’ve been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by SSE Thermal and Equinor for a new low-carbon power station in Peterhead, UK.

Rendering of the Petershead carbon capture power station.

Petershead carbon capture power station
alongside the existing station

The Peterhead Carbon Capture Project could become one of the UK’s first power stations equipped with carbon capture technology. It aims to remove up to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, approximately five percent of the UK Government’s 2030 target.

Located on the same site as the current Peterhead Power Station, the project will gradually replace older, carbon-intensive generation on the electricity system and back up renewable energy with flexible, low-carbon power.

Carbon capture units will be integrated into a power turbine with a generating capacity of up to 910 megawatts.

Driving a sustainable future

The project will not only make a significant contribution to the UK’s sustainability targets but provide a boost to local and national economies. It’s reported that upon completion, the power station will contribute £50 million to the UK economy annually and support 560 jobs.

With an assumed operational lifetime of 25 years, the power station is estimated to add a further £25 million to the local Aberdeen economy every year.

“This marks a significant milestone in our ambition to further develop the North East of Scotland as a key energy hub. It will have a huge impact on both industry and the workforce in the region, creating a pathway from conventional energy into renewables-led roles,” said Bradley Andrews, President at Worley.

We’ll project manage and provide engineering and design services to integrate the carbon capture technology with the power unit. Work will be delivered by our teams in the UK.

“This project will reduce carbon emissions at scale, supporting our continued focus on investment to help decarbonize industrial clusters in the UK. It also aligns with our purpose of delivering a more sustainable world,” continues Andrews.


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