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Jacobs to advise UK on carbon capture program

Jacobs Engineering Group  was awarded a contract by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), a department of the UK Government, to provide technical advisory services to DECC’s Office of Carbon Capture & Storage (OCCS). 

DECC has developed one of the most comprehensive programs in the world to support creation of a new carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry to help mitigate climate change, according to Jacobs officials.

Company officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted that the two-year contract is being delivered from its London operations.

Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing an assessment of the agreed deliverables from two developers of full chain CCS projects as technical advisor to support the delivery of the CCS commercialization program. 

The scope involves review of key technical aspects of the projects, including design deliverables, project risks and their mitigation, methodology for quantification of clean energy production, as well as advice on the development of the project contracts with the developers, preparation of the bid evaluation criteria and technical support for evaluation of the bids. 

The two projects include the Peterhead project in Aberdeenshire and the White Rose project in Yorkshire.

The UK CCS program has $1.55 billion (£1 billion) capital funding available to support the practical experience in the design, construction and operation of commercial-scale CCS.

“We are thrilled to work with the DECC team to support the delivery of the CCS [program]," said Jacobs vice president Bob Duff. "We look forward to contributing our capital project development expertise and relevant industry knowledge to this important program.”

DECC works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies, and to promote international action to mitigate climate change.

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