Harbour Energy has awarded UK-based energy services firm Kent engineering work on its North Sea carbon capture and storage scheme.
The V Net Zero (VNZ) project will store CO2 from the Immingham SuperPlace, located in the Humber region – the UK’s most energy-intensive industrial area – and could help decarbonise more than 50% of the area’s industrial emissions.
The VNZ CO2 Transport and Storage project is expected to help securely store up to 11 million tonnes of CO2 per year (MTPA) by 2030, over 2500m below the North Sea in the depleted gas fields of the Viking Area.
The V Net Zero project will materially support the delivery of the UK Government’s 10-point Energy Transition Plan for 2030 and has the potential to exceed the Plan’s carbon capture goal single-handedly.
Kent’s scope includes process design, flow assurance, safety design, and structural engineering – both for the V Net Zero pipeline systems and offshore infrastructure.
Katy Barnes, Project Director at Kent, added: “I am delighted to be able to extend Kent’s long-running and close working relationship with Harbour Energy, providing multi-disciplined engineering to take the V Net Zero Project one step closer to reality.
“It is a critical element of the UK’s energy transition plans abating emissions from the UK’s most energy-intensive region. Safe re-purposing of oil and gas infrastructure is also central to the future of the North Sea.”
John Kent, Chief Energy Transition Officer, said: “Kent has helped deliver some of the largest CCS projects to date, and we’re thrilled to be involved in another landmark project that will play a vital role in the UK’s journey to Net Zero.”
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