Net Zero Teesside is a collection of industrial, power and hydrogen businesses which aim to decarbonize their operations through the deployment of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS).
Net Zero Teesside Power (NZT Power) is a first-of-a-kind fully integrated gas-fired power and carbon capture project and a key driving force behind plans to make Teesside the UK’s first decarbonized industrial cluster.
NZT Power’s proposed combined cycle gas turbine electricity generating station will have an electrical output of up to 860 megawatts (MW) of low carbon electricity, enough to power up to 1.3m homes per year.
The Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) enables the net zero vision by providing the common infrastructure needed to capture and transport CO2 from carbon emitting projects, such as Net Zero Teesside Power, to secure offshore storage in the North Sea. In October 2021, The Northern Endurance Partnership’s East Coast Cluster, which includes Net Zero Teesside, was selected as a priority cluster in phase-1 of the UK Government’s Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) cluster sequencing process. In March 2023, NZT Power, bpH2Teesside and BOC Teesside Hydrogen were named on the Track-1 negotations project list as part of Phase 2 of the cluster sequencing process for CCUS, with a remainder of projects on Teesside awaiting the next round of selection from the UK Government.
Teesside – a prime location to decarbonize industry and power and kick-start the hydrogen economy
Teesside is a region in the north of England with a proud industrial heritage and home to a diverse cluster of industrial, power and hydrogen companies. These businesses, employing thousands of people, are united by a common challenge – the need to decarbonize their operations to help the UK reach net zero by 2050.
The geographically compact nature of Teesside’s industrial cluster, its proximity to ideal offshore CO2 storage sites, together with strong public and political support for these industries, makes Teesside a prime location to decarbonize industry, power and to kick start the hydrogen economy using CCUS.
Consulting the community on a cleaner future for our region
We are undertaking further public consultation on Net Zero Teesside (NZT)
Since the submission of the Development Consent Order (DCO) application to the Planning Inspectorate in July 2021, we have continued to engage with interested parties to address the comments made in their relevant representation and agree on common ground while also continuing with detailed Project development.
Through this work, we have identified a number of changes that we consider would be beneficial to make to the Project and the application. The proposed changes relate primarily to the optionality included in the application (particularly around the connection corridors for the Project) and a reduction in the land required for the Project.
Click here to find out more about the proposed changes and how you can make comments.
Carbon capture projects on Teesside
In addition to Net Zero Teesside Power, there is a diverse range of existing and proposed businesses who are committed to decarbonizing their operations. The common infrastructure being developed by the Northern Endurance Partnership will allow the C02 created by these business to be captured and transported to secure offshore storage in the North Sea.
Net Zero Teesside Power, H2 Teesside, Kellas, Suez, CF Fertilizers, 8 Rivers, TVERF and BOC are the Teesside based businesses that formed the East Coast Cluster bid for selection in phase-1 of the BEIS cluster sequencing process for CCUS deployment.
Other businesses on Teesside including Alpek, Ensus, MGT, Anglo American, NSMP and Venator are also working with the Northern Endurance Partnership to explore the potential to utilize the CO2 transportation and storage infrastructure.
The ability of Net Zero Teesside Power to provide dispatchable low carbon power is central to the Net Zero Teesside vision. The project will enable and compliment increasing renewable energy deployment by providing back up to intermittent forms of renewable energy such as wind and solar.
Net Zero Teesside Power will be a first-of-a-kind gas fired power station with carbon capture sitting at the hub of a decarbonized cluster of industries on Teesside. The cluster will share the CO2 transportation and storage infrastructure being developed by the Northern Endurance Partnership.
NZT Power’s combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) electricity generating station will have an electrical output of 860MW megawatts (MW) of low carbon electricity, enough to power up to 1.3m homes per year or close to 5% of all homes in the UK.¹,² From the power plant alone, the proposed CCUS infrastructure will capture and store up to two million tonnes of CO2 a year.
² Based on total UK households equalling 27.8m, as stated in the Families and households in the UK: 2020 report published by the Office for National Statistics on 2 March 2021
The Northern Endurance Partnership, enabling Net Zero Teesside and the East Coast Cluster
The Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) is the company that will provide the common infrastructure needed to transport CO2 from emitters across Teesside and the Humber to secure offshore storage in the North Sea.
A partnership between bp, Equinor, National Grid Ventures, Shell and Total Energies – NEP brings together unrivalled expertise and experience in the delivery and operation of onshore and offshore energy infrastructure.
In October 2021, The Northern Endurance Partnership’s East Coast Cluster was selected as a priority cluster in Phase-1 of the UK Government’s Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) cluster sequencing process.