Region: North Sea
Content Types: Report
Date: Nov, 2023

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Harbour Energy, the operator of the Viking CCS CO2 transportation and storage network, has announced that the Planning Inspectorate has accepted for examination its application to build the Viking CCS onshore CO2 transportation pipeline in the UK.

The 55 km pipeline will transport captured CO2 from the Immingham industrial area to the former Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal site. From there, it will be sent to the depleted Viking gas fields, located 2.7 km under the seabed for permanent storage.

The pipeline is considered a key component to decarbonise and rejuvenate the industries of the Humber, potentially unlocking UK£7bn of investment across the full CO2 capture, transport and storage value chain over the next decade. The acceptance by the Planning Inspectorate is the next stage in the process to acquiring a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the pipeline and follows a comprehensive programme of consultation and engagement with local communities and stakeholders.

“This is another critical step forward towards delivering our Viking CCS project, which will create thousands of jobs in the Humber region and is targeting 10 million tonnes per annum of CO2 emissions reduction by 2030, vital for the UK to deliver its climate ambitions,” remarked Viking CCS Project Director Graeme Davies.