Aker Solutions, Siemens Energy form consortium for British CCUS

In partnership with engineering group Doosan Babcock, the companies will pool their experience and lay plans to develop technology and solutions for the growing CCUS market.

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A new consortium consisting of Aker Solutions, Siemens Energy and UK-based engineering group Doosan Babcock intends to attract customers with new solutions capable of helping achieve green transitions goals.

The main focus of the consortium will be carbon capture and utilization and storage (CCUS), a technology expected to gain a lot of industry popularity in the coming years, Aker Solutions informs in a statement.

"CCUS is integral to the UK's net zero commitments, and the formation of this consortium further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring much needed technologies reach commercial scale," said Stephen Bull, executive vice president and head of Aker Solutions' renewables business, in the media release.

The consortium aims to both supply products and installations as well as contribute to developing new industrial opportunities, jobs and value creation tied to sustainability, Aker Solutions says. Another company in the same group, Aker Carbon Capture, will also contribute with its skills.

"Just as the transition to net zero isn't going to be solved by one technology alone, the development of advanced solutions will require the strength of more than one company. Collaboration with other organizations and industries to draw on each other's capabilities, knowledge and experience is going to be vital to reach net zero by 2050," Bull writes.

"Joining forces with Siemens Energy and Doosan Babcock creates a strategic platform for us to combine our strengths and work together to offer best in class capability, choice and local UK delivery," Bull continues.

These partners are no new acquaintances for Aker Solutions. Alongside Siemens Energy, the Norwegian outfit already has a cooperation entailing converter substations for offshore wind farm East Anglia Three. Further, these two companies were also selected by Vattenfall in february to deliver three substations to the coming 3.6GW offshore wind cluster off the coast of Norfolk.

Doosan Babcock and Aker Solutions, too, are partners in the UK, where the two have plans to pursue contracts for new hydrogen production facilities as well as CCUS.

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