Construction engineering company Costain has said it will play important roles in both the South Wales and Scotland Clusters to help the UK achieve net zero emissions by 2050 as part of the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge.

The company announced today that it will lead the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC) Deployment Project, partnering in the SWIC Roadmap Project, and partnering in Scotland’s Net Zero Infrastructure (SNZI) Deployment Project and Roadmap Project.

Through the projects, Costain will look at the infrastructure required for the development of the hydrogen economy, for large scale carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) and transport as well as onsite strategic opportunities specific to each industry in the clusters. 

Costain’s involvement is testament to delivery on its Climate Change action plan, launched in February 2020, which commits to playing a leading role in the development and delivery of both carbon capture and clean and renewable energy generation.

Alongside various project partners, Costain will play a key role in developing plans that will help to establish the world’s first net zero carbon industrial cluster by 2040 and demonstrate how Welsh and Scottish industry can support the UK’s journey to a net zero future.

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Source: Costain