Net Zero Teesside Power (NZT Power) and the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) said March 15 they have selected contractors for contracts valued around $5.1 billion for Teesside-based projects intended to help the U.K. goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

NEP is a joint venture (JV) of operator BP, Equinor and TotalEnergies aiming to build CO2 transportation and storage infrastructure to serve East Coast Cluster carbon capture projects, while NZT Power is a BP-Equinor JV aiming to be one of the world’s first commercial scale gas-fired power stations with carbon capture.

Final contract award is subject to regulatory clearances and final investment decisions, which are expected in or before September 2024, NZT Power and NEP said.

Project scopes and contractors selected include:

  • Onshore power, capture and compression–Technip Energies and GE Vernova consortium, including Balfour Beatty as the construction partner and Shell as the technology licensor
  • Onshore CO2 gathering system and gas connection–Costain
  • Onshore and offshore pipe–Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars Europe Plc with Liberty Steel Hartlepool, Corinth Pipeworks and Eisenbau Kramer GmbH as the nominated pipe-mills
  • Offshore pipeline, landfalls, onshore outlet facilities and water outfal –Saipem
  • Offshore subsea injection system–TechnipFMC
  • Power and communications cable–Alcatel Submarine Networks
  • Offshore systems engineering–Genesis
  • Integrated project management team–Wood

Saipem said its scope of work covers the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of about 145 km of 28-in. offshore pipeline with associated landfalls and onshore outlet facilities for the NEP project, and the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the water outfall for the NZT Power project.

Saipem said the Castorone will handle offshore pipeline operations while the shallow water pipelay Castoro 10 will carry out nearshore operations.

TechnipFMC said it will use its integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (iEPCI) execution model to deliver the project scope, which includes supplying and installing an all-electric subsea system, including manifolds, umbilicals and pipe. The company’s all-electric solution will collect and feed the pressurized gas into an aquifer for permanent storage.

According to TechnipFMC, the all-electric system drives simplification of the field design, enabling the reduction of infrastructure and installation time through the removal of hydraulic components and simplified umbilicals.

Technip Energies said the consortium with GE Vernova, supported by infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, will construct a highly efficient combined cycle plant that will be powered by an advanced GE Vernova 9HA.02 gas turbine, a steam turbine, a generator and a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), which will integrate with a state-of-the-art carbon capture plant using Technip Energies’ Canopy by T.ENTM solution powered by the Shell CANSOLV® CO2 capture technology.

Costain said it had already completed the front-end engineering and design phase for certain elements of the project and will continue to support BP as it progresses the wider decarbonization of the local energy supply and pursues CCS solutions.

NZT Power could generate up to 860 megawatts of flexible, dispatchable low-carbon power, and up to 2 million tonnes of CO2 per year (mtpy) would be captured at the plant to be transported and stored by the NEP in subsea North Sea storage sites.

The Teesside onshore NEP infrastructure would serve the Teesside-based carbon capture projects, including NZT Power, H2Teesside and Teesside Hydrogen CO2 Capture, which were selected for first connection to the East Coast Cluster as part of the U.K.’s cluster sequencing process for CCUS projects. Around 4 mtpy of CO2 from these projects is expected to be transported and stored starting in 2027.