White Rose CCS

  • Client Confidential
  • Year 2015
  • Business unit Consultancy

Apollo provided design assurance review services to National Grid Carbon (NGC) for the White Rose CCS (carbon capture and storage) project.

The project proposed to capture the CO2 emissions from a new oxyfuel carbon capture enabled power station at Drax and transport them to a permanent offshore storage site via cross-country and subsea pipelines. Apollo partnered with Dundas Consultants Limited to provide the required services.

The problem

Following the conclusion of the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the White Rose project, National Grid Carbon (NGC) required an independent design assurance review in order to support a final investment decision. The scope of the review included offshore transportation, facilities, subsurface and wells.

The solution

Apollo provided a fully integrated team of discipline experts in Technical Safety, HSE, Process Engineering, Flow Assurance, Structural and Mechanical to NGC. The team supported NGC by reviewing the following:

  • Incorporation of safety case principles during FEED
  • Integration of all FEED outputs along the CCS chain to subsurface storage including pipelines
  • Capability of the system for further expansion
  • Risk assessment of the complete system and any recommendation for corrective actions
  • Integrity of the proposed system and consideration of leakage pathways and any remedial actions
  • Adequacy of selected materials
  • Operational robustness during transient flow conditions

Confirmation of the subsurface storage capability for anticipated volumes

What did the client think?

Repeat work is the best indicator of performance, and we are pleased that the client continues to engage Apollo for technical assignments.