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Wood to help advance decarbonisation projects and deliver low-carbon e-fuels for INPEX

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Wood is supporting INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) to advance decarbonisation projects across the globe.

In Japan, Wood will deliver concept design services for a carbon dioxide (CO2) transportation network. 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 commercialisation. Commencing in Q1 of 2024, the project contributes to the broader decarbonisation and energy transition initiatives outlined by Japan, the world’s fifth-largest emitter of CO21.

In the United States, 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.

Wood is also delivering a feasibility study for INPEX ‘s Abu Dhabi Carbon Recycle Chemicals Project in the Middle East. This project 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 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: “We are delighted to continue our work with INPEX across a diverse portfolio of projects that will reshape the global energy landscape. By combining our market-leading decarbonisation and digital expertise, we are enabling our clients to accelerate towards achieving a low-carbon future built on scalable, investable and deliverable solutions such as carbon capture and hydrogen.”

1Reuters Carbon Markets article, March 2023

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