Ground breaking for NET ZERO TEESSIDE…
Lots of people may have heard me speak about this project, but unsure of what it means to them or to Teesside as a whole…
Well this £1.5 BILLION project will provide clean energy to over of a million homes, and create 5000 jobs here.
Net Zero Teesside will be located near where the Redcar blast furnace stood, and today we broke ground on the site - preparing the way for the jobs to come.
The project will take around 4 years to complete, but when it’s up and running it will essentially be a gas power station, with green technology attached to stop it emitting additional Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere. The CO2 that’s captured is the stored securely under the North Sea.
This process is known as Carbon Capture, and is currently used as the main method to produce CO2 which goes into fizzy drinks and one food storage like salads. The new element to this is the storage which is why the endurance project is being built in the North Sea to securely store the CO2.
It’s a phenomenal project for Teesside and for the future of our industry here.
Well done to Ben Houchen and the team at Teesworks for securing this investment from BP and their partners which is being backed by UK government.
I have always said I will fight for our industry and rebuild it here in Teesside.