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Wood to provide services for several of Inpex’s decarbonization projects

UK’s engineering and consulting company Wood has been chosen by Japan’s energy major Inpex Corporation to work on several of its decarbonization projects across the globe.

In Japan, Wood said the company will deliver concept design services for a carbon dioxide (CO2) transportation network, noting that the pre-FEED (front-end engineering design) scope will focus on a network of onshore and offshore pipelines that will gather CO2 from emissions-heavy steel and power plants in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. These pipelines will then deliver captured CO2 to storage facilities in offshore coastal zones of Tokyo for later commercialization.

In the U.S., Wood is delivering a feasibility study for Inpex’s blue ammonia facility, located on the Houston ship channel. Once operational, the ammonia will be exported to Japan for e-fuel manufacturing, meeting the growing demand for sustainable fuels, Inpex noted.

Wood is also delivering a feasibility study for Inpex‘s Abu Dhabi carbon recycle chemicals project, which aims to produce the world’s first polypropylene made from CO2 and green hydrogen, also known as e-methanol, at a commercial scale.

Additionally, Wood revealed it is providing engineering support for an onshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipeline in Darwin, Australia, to reduce the emissions from Inpex’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations.

Azad Hessamodini, Executive President of Consulting at Wood, said the company is delighted to continue its work with Inpex across a diverse portfolio of projects, noting that by combining expertise, the parties are enabling clients to accelerate towards achieving a low-carbon future built on scalable, investable and deliverable solutions such as carbon capture and hydrogen.