Kiewit Engineering Group has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for two Department of Energy (DOE) funded carbon capture projects, one located in Colorado and the other in California.

The North American construction and engineering company was selected for its services by Canadian carbon capture technology company Svante, whose technology will be deployed at both carbon capture facilities.

Earlier this month DOE’s Energy’s National Energy Laboratory Technology awarded $1.5m for the cost-shared development of the Colorado-based LH CO2MENT project and $13m for the cost-shared development of a carbon capture plant at Chevron’s Kern River oil field in California.

Jon Gribble, Executive Vice-President of Services at Kiewit Engineering Group, said, “We are very proud to become the engineering and construction partner of Svante for the deployment of this novel technology leveraging our expertise in building carbon capture plants.”

“New technologies have the greatest probability of success when deployed with an integrated project delivery approach by organisations skilled at driving cost and schedule certainty.”

Claude Letourneau, President and CEO of Svante, said, “With the development of new sustainable investment strategies, in combination with government policies such as the US’ 45Q tax credit to incentivise industry and traditional project financing, the financial sector is poised to support industrial scale carbon capture that will have a meaningful impact on the climate change.”

“These projects, along with the US DOE-NETL funding are an important external validation that we are becoming a significant global technology provider in the carbon capture space across a range of large-scale industrial applications like cement and blue hydrogen.”