AECOM handling early phase of Carbon-Capture Humber Zero project in UK

Dec. 14, 2021
The project is expected to capture up to 8 million tons of CO2 each year by 2030

Infrastructure consulting firm AECOM is working with property and planning consultant DWD to secure consents and permits for the Humber Zero project to capture carbon at a refinery in the UK.

AECOM will oversee this permitting phase, which includes the preparation of the planning and permit applications and supporting the environmental impact assessment. It will include a detailed review of the impact of the Humber Zero project on the local environment and community.

The Humber Zero project will contribute to the decarbonization of the industry in the Humber region of Northern England. The project will integrate carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology into units at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery and the VPI Immingham combined heat and power plant.

The project is expected to capture up to 8 million tons of CO2 each year by 2030. CO2 will be captured at source and then, transported to permanent storage sites under the North Sea.

“The Humber Zero project reflects the importance of advancing key sustainability initiatives that create a positive impact on the communities where we operate, which is a key component of our Sustainable Legacies strategy,"  AECOM’s President Lara Poloni said. "By integrating world-class carbon capture and storage technology, we are demonstrating how we can help take important steps towards reaching net zero emissions and creating positive social value.”

 “Humber Zero will secure critical industry in the Humber region, which is home to more than 25 percent of the UK’s refining capacity,” said Jonathan Briggs, VPI project director for Humber Zero. 

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