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Masdar Awards Design Contract for Abu Dhabi Carbon Capture and Storage Project to Mustang

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Masdar, an Abu Dhabi government initiative, owned by Mubadala Development Company, announced today the selection of Houston, Texas-based Mustang Engineering, a subsidiary of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC, to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for Masdar's Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in the United Arab Emirates.

The project constitutes the first phase in a series of facilities capturing carbon dioxide emissions from Abu Dhabi's industrial and power generation plants. The CO2 will be transported in a pipeline network and injected in Abu Dhabi's oil reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery. The objective of the CCS network is to reduce Abu Dhabi's carbon footprint and replace the vast amount of natural gas currently re-injected into oil reservoirs.

The first phase consists of five million tons of CO2 gas captured per year as of end 2013 from three emission sources: a gas-fired power plant, an aluminium smelter and a steel mill.

The FEED follows a successful eight-month feasibility study conducted by Masdar in 2007 to investigate CO2 emission sources in Abu Dhabi and evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of CO2 capture and transportation to oil reservoirs.

J P Kenny, also a Wood Group company and operating from their Abu Dhabi office, will be responsible for FEED services for the CO2 pipeline network that will connect the capture sites in Abu Dhabi to the oilfield injection sites. This work is scheduled for completion in the 4th quarter 2009.

Posted 18/11/08

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