Genesis has landed a significant contract to carry out offshore front-end engineering and design studies on one of the UK's leading carbon capture and storage projects, led by BP.

A subsidiary of Technip Energies, the UK-based contractor will carry out FEED work on the East Coast Cluster, which brings together two major decarbonisation projects in England at Teesside and the Humber.

BP, the operator of Net Zero Teesside Power (NZT Power) and the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) placed the contract with Genesis which now has 14 months to complete the work.

NEP will enable the East Coast Cluster by developing the common infrastructure needed to transport carbon dioxide from emitters across the Humber and Teesside areas.

The partnership is a joint venture between BP, Equinor, National Grid Ventures, Shell and TotalEnergies that is coordinating the East Coast Cluster and will provide the infrastructure needed to transport carbon dioxide from BP’s NZT and the Equinor-led Zero Carbon Humber project located further south.

CO2 from NZT — in which Genesis previously supported pre-FEED studies — as well as CO2 from Zero Carbon Humber will be exported to what is called the Endurance aquifer in the North Sea for storage.

The FEED scope consists of over 250 kilometres of subsea pipelines, two landfalls and a subsea injection system connected to six wells.

Christophe Malaurie, senior vice president of Genesis, said “this award builds on over two years of support to the development of the East Coast Cluster and demonstrates our commitment and investment in the UK for a sustainable future."

He believes Genesis is "well-positioned" to support developments like the East Coast Cluster with its "extensive experience in CO2 management."

In October, the UK government selected the East Coast Cluster as one of the first two UK carbon capture and storage to be taken forward in its cluster sequencing process.

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