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Wood Group Kenny wins Scottish CCS contract

Contract testament to leadership in low-carbon technology, minister says.

By Daniel J. Graeber
Wood Group Kenny wins Scottish CCS contract
Wood Group Kenny lands engineering contract to help with British efforts to reduce emissions from heavy industry. (File/UPI/Stephen Shaver) | License Photo

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Oil services company Wood Group Kenny said Thursday it secured an engineering contract to help develop a Scottish carbon capture and storage facility.

"We are leading the way in Europe in developing this innovative low-carbon technology," British Business Minister Matthew Hancock said in a statement.

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Wood Group Kenny was selected to lead front-end engineering design for a subsea pipeline for the Peterhead CCS facility off the Scottish coast. The project is the first of its kind in the world to utilize CCS in association with a gas-fired power station.

British and industry leaders tout Peterhead as a transformative part of the government's effort to collect emitted carbon dioxide from the power and industrial sectors.

The International Energy Agency said last year CCS is a "necessary addition" to other low-carbon energy technologies meant to drive down global greenhouse gas emissions.

The British government in August said it could be a world leader in commercial CCS development, boasting of close to $1.7 billion in program investments.

"Wood Group Kenny is well placed to deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions that will help achieve the targets of the U.K. government," regional director Bob MacDonald said in a statement.

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