Liberty Steel selected for major UK carbon capture pipeline contract

A steel company has been announced as one of a handful of specialist contractors to deliver a major green energy infrastructure project.
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Liberty Pipes, in Brenda Road, Hartlepool, will deliver onshore and offshore line pipes to the Teesside-based Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) project.

This project, together with Net Zero Teesside Power, led by BP and Equinor, is set to make significant cuts to the UK’s carbon emissions.

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The Northern Endurance Partnership aims to build infrastructure to transport and store carbon dioxide (CO2) to serve leading green energy hubs on former industrial sites on Teesside and Humberside called the East Coast Cluster.

The Liberty Steel mill in Brenda Road, Hartlepool.The Liberty Steel mill in Brenda Road, Hartlepool.
The Liberty Steel mill in Brenda Road, Hartlepool.

Liberty Steel is one of nine companies to be awarded engineering, procurement, and construction contracts with a combined value of around £4billion.

Liberty Steel’s chief transformation officer, Jeffrey Kabel, said: “Liberty Pipes Hartlepool is extremely proud to have been selected to support this flagship project – a landmark first of hopefully one of many similar projects in the UK, and internationally, that the business hopes to be involved in.

"As a UK-based manufacturer, we are committed to supporting job creation and generating meaningful economic benefits in the local community.”

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Commenting on the contract deal, Hartlepool MP Jill Mortimer, said: “This is fantastic news for Hartlepool and demonstrates how each surrounding town is playing their part, alongside Mayor Ben Houchen and the super Conservative Teesside team, to make our freeport the best performing in the country.

She added: “This contract is fantastic news for trained skills-based working families across the region, but particularly here in Hartlepool where we will benefit from hundreds of local new job opportunities.”

Pipe production is expected to start in 2025.