Balfour Beatty to design and develop Teesside carbon capture project

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Balfour Beatty has announced that Technip Energies and General Electric Gas Power consortium for which the company is the construction partner, has been selected to participate in a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) competition for the Net Zero Teesside Power, Capture and Compression project

The competition represents an important step towards the proposed development of the UK’s first full-scale integrated power and carbon capture scheme and will see Balfour Beatty assist in the design and development of Teesside Power’s planned 860MW power station and carbon capture plant.

In addition to this, the company will also assist with the Northern Endurance Partnership’s high-pressure carbon dioxide compression and export facilities.

As one of two groups selected by Net Zero Teesside Power and Northern Endurance Partnership, the company will utilise its deep domain knowledge and expertise, with Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick and Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering also supporting in the 12-month FEED competition and the subsequent Engineering, Procurement and Construction proposal for the execute phase.

‘A significant milestone in the decarbonisation of the UK’

Stephen Tarr, chief executive officer of Balfour Beatty’s Major Projects and Highways business said: “Today represents a significant milestone in the decarbonisation of the UK. One that further demonstrates how, together, we are harnessing the spirit of collaboration to help shape the ambitions that will help us tackle the climate change challenge.

“Whilst there is inevitably still more to be done, alongside the consortium partners, we are forging a path towards the sustainable infrastructure of the future; putting our foot to the pedal as we work to build back smarter, greener and faster.”

‘A first-of-a-kind project’

Louise Kingham, bp’s UK head of country and senior vice president, Europe commented: “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”.

Net Zero Teesside Power is a full-scale gas-fired power station, fully integrated with carbon capture. The station takes emissions from the Teesside and Humber regions to securely store nearly 50% of all UK industrial CO2 emissions – equating to up to 27 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year by 2035.

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