Wood Partners with INPEX to Propel Global Decarbonization Efforts

Wood, a global leader in consulting and engineering, is collaborating with INPEX CORPORATION to push forward decarbonization projects worldwide, marking significant strides in the fight against climate change.

In Japan, Wood has been tasked with providing concept design services for a pioneering carbon dioxide (CO2) transportation network. This project, set to begin in the first quarter of 2024, involves the development of both onshore and offshore pipelines designed to collect CO2 from high-emission sources, such as steel and power plants in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. The captured CO2 will be transported to offshore storage facilities near Tokyo, where it will be prepared for future commercial use. This initiative is a crucial component of Japan’s extensive decarbonization and energy transition plans, positioning the nation, currently the world’s fifth-largest CO2 emitter, on a path toward a more sustainable future.

In the United States, Wood is conducting a feasibility study for INPEX’s blue ammonia production facility situated along the Houston ship channel. The facility aims to export ammonia to Japan to support the production of e-fuels, addressing the increasing demand for environmentally friendly fuel alternatives.

Further extending its global decarbonization efforts, Wood is working on a feasibility study for the Abu Dhabi Carbon Recycle Chemicals Project in the Middle East. This ambitious project seeks to manufacture the world’s first commercial-scale polypropylene from CO2 and green hydrogen, also known as e-methanol, marking a significant innovation in sustainable materials production.

Additionally, Wood’s expertise is being leveraged to support the development of an onshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipeline in Darwin, Australia. This project aims to significantly reduce emissions from INPEX’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations, contributing to the broader goal of minimizing the environmental impact of energy production.

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Azad Hessamodini, Executive President of Consulting at Wood, expressed enthusiasm about the ongoing partnership with INPEX, stating, “We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with INPEX on a range of transformative projects that promise to redefine the global energy landscape. Leveraging our leading-edge decarbonization knowledge and digital capabilities, we are helping our clients fast-track their journey to a low-carbon future with scalable, investable, and actionable solutions such as carbon capture and hydrogen technologies.”

With over 40 years of experience in CCS projects, Wood has played a pivotal role in the development of carbon capture and transportation strategies for more than half of the approximately 300 carbon-capture facilities currently in the planning stages worldwide, showcasing its commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions on a global scale.

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