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Net Zero Teesside: the U.K.’s first zero-carbon industrial cluster

Decarbonizing a cluster of carbon-intensive businesses in North East England

Net Zero Teesside is a carbon capture utilization and storage project that aims to decarbonize a cluster of carbon-intensive businesses by 2030. Based in North East England, it will be the U.K.’s first zero-carbon industrial cluster.

With the potential to capture up to 10 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, the equivalent to the annual energy use of up to three-million homes in the U.K., Net Zero Teesside will be built on regenerated former steelworks land. The first-of-its-kind construction project involves both onshore and offshore work, with a new gas-fired power station, incorporating the latest carbon capture technology. Carbon dioxide from the power station and local industries will be captured, gathered through a carbon dioxide pipeline network, compressed and transported for permanent storage at a suitable offshore geological site under the North Sea.

AECOM has been part of the project development team from the outset, providing a range of services including preparation of the planning application, preparing the environmental impact assessment, providing consultation support including public and virtual consultation, offering geotechnical and remediation advice, and helping to develop best available techniques for carbon capture facilities.

The project, spearheaded by client BP and its partners, is set to boost the north-east economy by around £450 million per year during the constructing phase, including the creation of around 5,500 construction jobs.

  • Carbon capture, utilization and storage