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McDermott looks into net-zero LNG construction for Shell

On behalf of Shell, McDermott has completed an LNG construction study identifying reduction pathways toward net-zero construction emissions.

McDermott wraps up Net Zero LNG study for Shell
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The study’s results provide a strategic framework for reducing GHG emissions in LNG facilities during the project execution phase.

Operators continue to seek actionable plans to advance their commitments to net-zero emissions by 2050,”  said Samik Mukherjee, COO. He also explained how McDermott developed multiple ways to reduce or eliminate emissions throughout the life cycle of an LNG facility.

We believe, in future scenarios, up to 65 per cent of emissions associated with construction can be eliminated through a combination of construction execution efficiency, modularization, and targeted investment in construction emissions reduction initiatives.” 

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In addition, the study results include emission reduction opportunities in order of magnitude. They are based on mapping key sources and the identification of low-carbon alternatives during construction. These include:

  • Site efficiency improvements;
  • Replacing diesel-powered equipment with lower GHG intensity alternatives;
  • Module fabrication and construction;
  • Sourcing lower intensity raw materials.

The study also provides more clarity on the associated environmental, social, and economic considerations of future projects.

Building on this study, McDermott is also engaging with Shell to identify solutions to help reduce GHG in its operations.

We are committed to monitoring and managing the carbon footprint on our projects to support our customers in meeting their net-zero goals,” said Tareq Kawash, senior vice president, Europe, Middle East, Africa.

This study is an excellent example of how, through early engagement with Shell, we were able to identify potential low-carbon delivery solutions.