Aberdeen-based Wood Group’s Kenny division will provide technical advice to the UK Government for carbon capture and storage (CCS) policies, as well as potential projects.
The framework agreement with the Department of Energy & Climate is for four years and will see WGK ensure CCS energy policies are underpinned by robust technical evidence.
It will also provide independent advice on the technical understanding and review of CCS developments.
WGK has been involved in the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage project by Shell and Scottish and Perth-based Southern Energy (SSE).
CCS is a technology that can capture up to 90% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced from fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes, preventing the carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
The Peterhead plan is to retrofit CCS technology and pump CO2 gases back through existing pipelines for storage under the seabed within Shell’s depleted Goldeneye field.
A final investment decision has yet to be made on the project, and other Scottish CCS schemes remain in their infancy.
Bob MacDonald, chief executive of Wood Group Kenny, said: “This contract award demonstrates how we apply our extensive engineering expertise to diverse markets.
“Utilising our knowledge in CO2 and CCS projects, we are positioned at the forefront of this sector and look forward to supporting DECC in this field.”
The value of the contract has not been disclosed.