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    Petrofac Hired for UK CCS Project


Acorn aims to reform North Sea gas into hydrogen and capture the carbon emissions.

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Petrofac Hired for UK CCS Project

Petrofac has won an engineering and project management office support contract for the Acorn CCS, the UK's first carbon, capture and storage (CCS) project, the services group reported on June 10.

The company will provide project management systems and technical support during the front end engineering design for the CCS project, and the concept select for Acorn Hydrogen, which aims to reform North Sea gas into hydrogen. Emissions from this process would be captured at the CCS plant. Both schemes will be situated at the St Fergus gas terminal near Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.

The Acorn facilities are due to start up in 2024. Its developer is Pale Blue Dot Energy, and oil and gas producers Chrysaor, Shell and Total are also supporting the project.