LONDON – National Grid Carbon Ltd (NGC) has contracted Technip subsidiary Genesis to perform front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipeline from the Drax power station in Humberside on the English east coast to the storage site in the UK North Sea.
Genesis will do risk evaluation and cost estimates, and engineering and design associated with the transportation and storage system.
Last December, the UK government authorized the White Rose project to move to the FEED stage as part of aCCS commercialization program.
NGC will provide the transportation and storage elements for the CCS project working with Capture Power Ltd, a consortium of Alstom, Drax, and BOC. The onshore and offshore pipeline infrastructure will have the capacity to transport up to 17 million metric tons/yr (18.7 million tons/yr) of carbon-dioxide emissions, with the White Rose project requiring around 2 million metric tons (2.2 million tons).
The carbon dioxide would then be pumped in liquid form under high pressure into natural rock formations more than1 km (0.6 mi) beneath the North Sea seafloor for permanent storage.