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TechnipEnergies & GE Vernova: Powering UK's Net-Zero Future with CCUS

Published by Todd Bush on March 18, 2024

The UK has established ambitious goals to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. To meet this target, a substantial transition to clean energy solutions is crucial. Technip Energies and GE Vernova, prominent companies in the energy sector, have partnered to contribute significantly to this shift. Their cooperation is driving progress in carbon capture technology and advocating for the growth of low-carbon power plants, laying the groundwork for a cleaner energy future in the UK.

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Background of the Partnership

Recognizing the difficulties of shifting to clean energy, Technip Energies, a prominent player in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and carbon capture solutions, and GE Vernova, a leader in gas-fired power generation, established a strategic alliance. Technip Energies leverages its knowledge in carbon capture technology, particularly their Canopy by T.EN™ solution, while GE Vernova brings its advanced gas turbine technology and expertise in constructing efficient power plants. This collective expertise positions the partnership as a driving force for the UK's net-zero goals.

Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies, commented, “Our selection for the Net Zero Teesside Power project is a testament to Technip Energies growing leadership position as an integrated state-of-the-art CCUS solutions provider. By capturing up to 2 million tonnes of CO2 at a large power plant, we collectively rise to the challenge of scale by providing sustainable and available energy at a large scale. With our partners GE Vernova and Balfour Beatty, we are honored to contribute to this flagship project that supports bp and the UK in their goal of developing one of the first decarbonised industrial clusters in the world.”

Significance of the Collaboration

The partnership between Technip Energies and GE Vernova holds great importance for a few key reasons. Firstly, their combined resources and technologies speed up the implementation of clean energy solutions. Secondly, their proficiency in carbon capture technology provides a crucial tool for decreasing emissions from current power plants. This is especially significant as the UK shifts its energy grid towards renewable sources.

Maví Zingoni, CEO, Power at GE Vernova commented: “The development of Net Zero Teesside Power, one of the world’s first commercial scale gas-fired power stations with carbon capture, marks a huge step towards supporting the UK government’s commitment to fully decarbonise its power system by 2035. GE Vernova will help bring proven expertise in natural gas combined cycle plant engineering, operability, and full-scale integration to support carbon abatement for this project. We believe post-combustion carbon capture can play a crucial role in reducing emissions and ensuring dispatchable power in the future.”

Technip Energies and GE Gas Power

Alignment with UK Government Policies

The collaboration between Technip Energies and GE Vernova is in line with the UK government's net-zero strategy. The NZT Power project is a key initiative in the Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) East Coast Cluster, which is being considered for government funding. This project contributes to the UK's aim of implementing CCUS technology to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector by 2035, as specified in the Climate Change Act.

Impact of the Collaboration

The collaboration between Technip Energies and GE Vernova is poised to make a substantial impact on the UK's energy sector. The NZT Power project has the potential to generate employment opportunities in construction, operation, and maintenance. Furthermore, by showcasing the feasibility of large-scale carbon capture, the project could transform the landscape of the UK's energy industry, paving the way for cleaner and more sustainable power generation. 

The transition to clean energy solutions resulting from the partnership between Technip Energies and GE Vernova is expected to yield significant environmental benefits. The NZT Power project alone is projected to capture millions of tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. This technology can be replicated across existing power plants, leading to a substantial reduction in the UK's overall carbon footprint. 

The partnership also acknowledges the importance of social responsibility, emphasizing community outreach and collaboration through the Carbon Capture Alliance (CCA) established by Technip Energies, GE Vernova, Balfour Beatty, and Shell. The CCA is dedicated to responsible project development, ensuring that local communities benefit from these initiatives.

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Future Outlook for Technip and GE

The partnership between Technip Energies and GE Vernova is indeed a driving force behind the UK's transition to net-zero emissions. Our collaboration is fostering innovation in carbon capture technology and promoting the development of low-carbon power plants. The success of projects like NZT Power will not only benefit the UK's energy independence and job creation but will also serve as a model for other countries with ambitious climate goals. We believe that this partnership has the potential to make a lasting impact on the global fight against climate change.

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