Technip Energies and GE Vernova drive UK's net-zero with gas power and carbon capture project

Technip Energies, leader of a consortium with GE Vernova, and construction partner, Balfour Beatty, received a Letter of Intent from bp, on behalf of NZT Power Limited for the execution phase of the Net Zero Teesside Power (NZT Power) in the United Kingdom.

This landmark project is poised to become one of the world’s first commercial scale gas-fired power stations with carbon capture, expected to capture up to 2 million tons of CO2 per year. The project is set to provide flexible, dispatchable low-carbon power equivalent to the average electricity requirements of around 1.3 million UK homes, further supporting the nation's transition to a cleaner energy future.

The NZT Power project is also a key component of the Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) East Coast Cluster and has been shortlisted for government funding support as part of the UK's net-zero program. This selection follows the Development Consent Order recently having been granted by the Secretary of State for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.

The Technip Energies and GE Vernova consortium, supported by leading infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, will play an important role constructing a highly efficient combined cycle plant. It 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.

Technip Energies, GE Vernova, and Balfour Beatty, supported by Shell in the UK are forming the Carbon Capture Alliance (CCA). The alliance members are deeply committed to long-term investment in the UK, with members already possessing a significant UK footprint and a mature UK supply chain. Press Release Paris, March 15, 2024

In March 2023, the UK government announced up to £20 billion to support the initial deployment of CCUS, focused on creating four clusters by 2030, including the East Coast cluster which includes Teesside. Government analysis shows that up to 10 gigawatts of power CCUS could be needed in order to decarbonize the UK power sector by 2035 (10GW is around 10% of the total UK electricity system today).

Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies, commented, “Our selection for the Net Zero Teesside Power project is a testament to Technip Energies growing leadership position as an integrated state-of-the-art CCUS solutions provider. By capturing up to 2 million tons of CO2 at a large power plant, we collectively rise to the challenge of scale by providing sustainable and available energy at a large scale. With our partners GE Vernova and Balfour Beatty, we are honored to contribute to this flagship project that supports bp and the UK in their goal of developing one of the first decarbonized industrial clusters in the world.”

Maví Zingoni, CEO, Power at GE Vernova commented: The development of Net Zero Teesside Power, one of the world’s first commercial scale gas-fired power stations with carbon capture, marks a huge step towards supporting the UK government’s commitment to fully decarbonize its power system by 2035. GE Vernova will help bring proven expertise in natural gas combined cycle plant engineering, operability, and full-scale integration to support carbon abatement for this project. We believe post-combustion carbon capture can play a crucial role in reducing emissions and ensuring dispatchable power in the future.”

Leo Quinn, CEO of Balfour Beatty Group, said: “Today’s announcement takes us a step closer to realizing one of the world’s first commercial scale gas-fired power stations with carbon capture. It’s a significant milestone in delivering the critical infrastructure needed to transition the UK to Net Zero. Balfour Beatty’s market leading capabilities, underpinned by our unrivalled experience and proven track record in delivering complex infrastructure projects, means we are perfectly positioned to support the delivery of this critical project alongside Technip Energies and GE Vernova – proving on the world-stage that the UK is primed and ready to lead the way in decarbonizing our industrial footprint.”

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