bp hands out East Coast Cluster contracts in UK


United Kingdom – bp, the operator of Net Zero Teesside Power (NZT Power) and the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), has awarded Genesis an offshore engineering and design contract for the East Coast Cluster project, while Costain has won the onshore contract.

Over the next 14 months, Genesis will deliver a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) package led from their UK offices. The FEED scope includes more than 250 kilometres of subsea pipeline, two landfalls, and a subsea injection system linked to six wells.

Industry decarbonization

The East Coast Cluster is prepared to assist the United Kingdom’s journey to net zero by enabling deep decarbonization of industry and power across the Humber and Teesside. NEP infrastructure, developed by BP, Equinor, Eni, National Grid, Shell, and Total, will transport and securely store emissions from Humber and Teesside, which account for nearly half of all CO2 emissions from UK industrial clusters.

NEP submitted a bid to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) cluster sequencing for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) deployment process, which was supported by major energy and industrial companies. The bid is being made on behalf of the East Coast Cluster, a collaboration of leading companies from across Teesside and the Humber that aims to advance the government’s world-leading ambition of establishing the first ‘net zero’ carbon industrial cluster in the UK by 2040. These two regions account for nearly half of all industrial cluster emissions in the United Kingdom.