US-based energy solutions company McDermott has completed its liquefied natural gas (LNG) construction study on behalf of energy giant Shell.

The study was intended to identify realistic ways to achieve net zero construction emissions, resulting in a strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in LNG facilities during the construction phase of the project. 

Commenting on the project, Samik Mukherjee, Executive Vice President, COO, McDermott, said, “Leveraging our unique LNG and modularisation expertise, McDermott has developed multiple, innovative pathways to reduce and/or eliminate emissions throughout the life cycle of an LNG facility.” 

He added that he believes up to 65% of construction related emissions can be eliminated by utilising relevant efficiency, modularisation, and targeted investment. 

Various methods of reducing emissions were identified in the study, including site efficiency improvements, the replacement of diesel-powered equipment with clean alternatives, module fabrication and construction, and sourcing raw materials that are from more sustainable origins. 

The study also built upon the efforts of McDermott to reduce its own emissions when helping its clients meet net zero goals, with Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, EMEA, McDermott, saying, “We ae are committed to monitoring and managing the carbon footprint on our projects to support our customers in meeting their net zero goals.”