UK: Industrial Decarbonization Wood Appointed as Integration Project Management Contractor for Humber Zero

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Wood’s scope of work for Humber Zero, one of the leading industrial decarbonization projects in the UK includes the development and integration of designs across the FEED packages including interface management, safety studies, licensor selection and scoping of future services.

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Wood will support VPI Immingham and Phillips 66 through the subsequent FEED delivery and EPC contractor tendering process.
Wood will support VPI Immingham and Phillips 66 through the subsequent FEED delivery and EPC contractor tendering process.
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Aberdeen/United Kingdom – Wood has been appointed as the integration project management contractor (IPMC) for Humber Zero. As the most carbon-intensive industrial cluster in the UK, the Humber emits 12.4 million tons a year. Humber Zero, a partnership between the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery and Vitol’s VPI Immingham power plant, is a hybrid carbon capture and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen project.

It could decarbonize the Immingham industrial complex by capturing up to 8m/tCO2 per annum for transportation and storage in nearby offshore storage locations. The project has benefitted from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) support.

We are pleased to appoint Wood on this important contract. It is the next major step in this exciting project, which benefits from UKRI support, and which is set to become the UK’s gateway carbon capture project.

Jonathan Briggs, Humber Zero project director

The decarbonization roadmap developed for Humber Zero envisages that Immingham will become a carbon capture and hydrogen hub, providing cost effective decarbonized energy supply and storage opportunities to both industry and National Grid.

As part of the scope of work, a multidisciplinary team from across Wood will facilitate the development and integration of the designs across the FEED packages including interface management, safety studies, licensor selection and scoping of future services. In addition, Wood will support VPI Immingham and Phillips 66 through the subsequent FEED delivery and EPC contractor tendering process. This award builds on the feasibility and pre-FEED studies carried out by Wood to support the development of the Humber Zero project.

Giuseppe Zuccaro, President of Process & Chemicals at Wood, said: “Wood is focused on driving the global energy transition and a milestone project of this kind could create a model for industrial decarbonization around the world, as well as helping the UK to meet its goal of reaching net-zero by 2050.”

Jonathan Briggs, Humber Zero project director, said: “We are pleased to appoint Wood on this important contract. It is the next major step in this exciting project, which benefits from UKRI support, and which is set to become the UK’s gateway carbon capture project.”

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