Wood completes FEED for major Saudi Aramco CCS hub

Article by Amanda Jasi

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WOOD has completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the first phase of Saudi Aramco’s Accelerated Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ACCS) project in Saudi Arabia. The project could capture 14m t/y of CO2 by 2035, which Wood expects to make it the world’s largest carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) hub, once completed.

In its first phase, expected to be completed by 2027, ACCS will transport and sequester 9m t/y of emissions captured from Aramco gas plant facilities near Jubail, as well as from third-party emitters. The captured gas will be stored in onshore geological formations.

Th second phase would increase capture to 14m t/y, although these plans are not yet fully confirmed by Aramco.

Wood’s FEED work included designing greenfield dehydration and compression facilities and a large pipeline network, including more than 200 km of pipeline to transport dense phase CO2.

Aramco’s project will contribute to Saudi Arabia’s ambition for 44m t/y of CCUS by 2035.

“It is investments like this world-leading project that can support that progress and make a tangible difference to reduce the carbon emissions of heavy industries,” said Craig Shanaghey, executive president of projects at Wood.

Article by Amanda Jasi

Staff reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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