Wood Group Kenny has secured a contract to support the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The contract, which runs for six months, requires Wood Group Kenny to provide the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the subsea and pipeline elements.

Shell and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) are developing the project, which forms a key part of the UK Government’s CCS roadmap.

"We are honoured to be involved in this unique project in the North Sea."

Wood Group Kenny will develop a landfall solution at the Peterhead Power Station and design a new carbon dioxide (CO2) export pipeline from the facility to a subsea tie-in with the existing Goldeneye pipeline.

The company will also design a new subsea intervention valve, including control systems and tie-in spools.

Wood Group Kenny regional director Bob MacDonald said: "We are honoured to be involved in this unique project in the North Sea.

"Using our 30 years of subsea infrastructure design, Wood Group Kenny is well placed to deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions that will help achieve the targets of the UK Government."

Approximately 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions could be captured from the station and transported by an offshore pipeline for long-term storage deep under the North Sea.

It will be permanently stored in deep, underground formations such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs.

The project is expected to be up and running by the end of 2020.

Shell is already participating in several CCS projects globally, including the largest CO2 capture demonstration facility in the world, the European CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad, Norway.

In September 2012, Shell unveiled plans to develop the Quest CCS project in Canada. The company is also a partner in Australia’s Gorgon natural gas liquefaction project.