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Humber Zero Carbon Capture Supply Chain Engagement Day

14 Jun 2022

Suppliers of equipment, materials, fabrication and construction services looking to be a part of a £1.2 billion carbon capture project on the south bank of the Humber in North Lincolnshire are being invited to sign up for a supply chain engagement day later this month to find out more.

Humber Zero is a large-scale project which aims to significantly reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere in one of the UK’s highest emitting industrial areas.

The project is led by a consortium of Phillips 66 Limited, operators of the Humber Refinery and VPI Immingham LLP, operators of the adjacent 1.2GW combined heat and power plant. The event takes place at the Forest Pines Hotel near Scunthorpe on 29th June.

VPI’s Humber Zero project director Jonathan Briggs said: “Reducing carbon dioxide emissions will be vital to maintain the competitiveness of industry in the Humber region for decades to come. This is an opportunity for suppliers – whether they are local, regional or national – to find out more about what we are going to need as the project takes shape and how they can be a part of this.”

Chris Gilbert, technical manager and UK decarbonisation lead at Phillips 66 Limited, said: “The Humber region is the largest industrial emitter in the UK but provides much of the energy and many of the products used by society. It is the ideal place to build the first large at-scale carbon capture projects. We look forward to working with the supply chain on this vitally important project to help the UK meet its net zero obligations.”

The event is being managed by the Energy Industries Council.

The event will also be attended by global project delivery and asset services provider Worley who are supporting both VPI and Phillips 66 Limited with the front-end engineering and design phases. Additionally, Harbour Energy will provide one of the transport and storage options for the carbon captured in the area and will be available on the day for any questions relating to their plans.

Humber Zero has the potential to remove up to 8 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030. The initial phase will see post combustion carbon capture technology retrofitted to two combined cycle gas turbine trains and two auxiliary boiler stacks at VPI, and the Fluid Catalytic Cracker at the Humber Refinery, a possible reduction of around 3.8 million tonnes of CO2each year.

The UK has committed to reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. This can only be achieved by decarbonising the existing industry effectively. Energy intensive industries account for more than 20% of the Humber’s economy and 1 in 10 jobs. Humber Zero is a project with the potential to immediately in reduce emissions, whilst preserving jobs in these critical industries and maintaining the Humber’s role as an industrial hub.