Masdar, atas inisiatif pemerintah Abu Dhabi, melepaskan front-end engineering dan design contract kepada Mustang Engineering untuk UAE carbon capture dan storage (CCS) project.

The Masdar Initiative is Abu Dhabi’s multibillion-dollar investment in the development and commercialization of renewable, alternative, and sustainable energy technology.

The CCS 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 by pipeline and injected in Abu Dhabi’s oil reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery.

The first phase consists of 5 million tonnes/year of CO2 captured starting yearend 2013 from three emission sources: a gas-fired power plant, an aluminum smelter, and a steel mill.

The FEED follows a successful 8-month feasibility study Masdar conducted in 2007 to investigate CO2 emission sources and evaluate the feasibility of EOR.

Mustang is a subsidiary of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC. JP Kenny, also a Wood Group company, will be responsible for FEED services for the CO2 pipeline network connecting capture sites in Abu Dhabi to the EOR injection sites.