Major carbon capture project strikes a milestone. Harbour Energy’s carbon transportation and storage project called V Net Zero is entering its planning phase.
V Net Zero is a carbon transportation pipeline project worth a £500 million investment from Harbour Energy, and links the Immingham industrial cluster with depleted gas fields in the North Sea that will be used for permanent storage of CO2.
The project entered a two-phase consultation process that will open on Tuesday and will examine the 53km route. The first consultation will remain open until June 7 and the second phase – the statutory consultation, will be launched in the autumn.
Harbour Energy intends to publish a feedback report and then submit the development consent order application in spring 2023. The company also plans to invite local residents and businesses to attend in-person events and a virtual consultation room that has been set up online at the project’s website www.vnetzeropipeline.co.uk.
“Harbour hopes that these will provide details about proposals for the V Net Zero pipeline; give people an opportunity to ask questions to the project team and gather feedback on the proposals, which will be used to inform decisions,” according to a spokesperson from the company.
V Net Zero is expected to store up to 11 million tons of CO2 per year by 2034, providing the capacity to help decarbonize more than 50% of the Humber region’s industrial activity.
The project will partner with Humber Zero lead partners Phillips 66 and VPI Immingham, as well as Prax Lindsey Oil Refnery, EPUKI South Humber Bank Power Station and its proposed energy centre to sequester their captured emissions.
Back in October 2021, Harbour announced the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) awarded it a license for the appraisal of CO2 storage in the depleted gas fields. If sanctioned, the project would progress towards first capture and storage from 2027.