National Grid Appoints Wood Group Kenny to Perform Study Work
Wood Group Kenny has been appointed by National Grid to perform study work in relation to development options National Grid is investigating to transport and inject carbon dioxide (CO2) into a prospective offshore saline aquifer storage location in the UK sector of the Southern North Sea.
Wood Group Kenny will work together with its sister company Wood Group Mustang to complete the design work as a combined project team.
The Wood Group Kenny scope involves concept design, scheduling and cost estimating for offshore pipeline and subsea facilities, which include the trunkline from a landfall site to the offshore injection facilities, as well as subsea structures, cables and umbilicals, and the trunk line shore approach and crossing. The company will also perform flow assurance modelling from the landfall to the aquifer sand face, which is essential to demonstrating the offshore transportation and storage concept. Wood Group Mustang will perform concept design of the offshore surface facilities including the jacket and topsides infrastructure.
Russell Cooper, National Grid Carbon, CCS Technical Lead said: “This project is one of a number we are considering in our quest to assist the UK Government to meet its obligation to cut carbon emissions by 20 per cent by 2020. We are delighted to engage the considerable offshore experience of Wood Group in moving this project forward.”
Patrick O’Brien, director of strategic business and marketing for Wood Group Kenny said: “This is an important further step for us in expanding our business beyond oil and gas, while utilising our considerable subsea and pipeline engineering and project management capabilities which we have built up over 30 years in the subsea industry. We will lead this work from our Aberdeen office.”
Source: woodgroup, October 11, 2011