McDermott identifies tangible reduction pathways toward net zeroNov 30, 2021 by Energy Connects
McDermott recently completed a liquefied natural gas (LNG) construction study identifying tangible reduction pathways toward net-zero construction emissions.
The results of this study, conducted on behalf of Shell Global Solutions International B.V., provide a strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in LNG facilities during the project execution phase.
“We believe, in future scenarios, up to 65 percent of emissions associated with construction can be eliminated through a combination of construction execution efficiency, modularization and targeted investment in construction emissions reduction initiatives," said Samik Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
The company said that the study’s results include emission reduction opportunities, in order of magnitude, based on mapping key sources and the identification of low-carbon alternatives during construction.These include: site efficiency improvements, replacing diesel powered equipment with lower GHG intensity alternatives, module fabrication and construction and sourcing lower intensity raw materials.
The study provides further clarity on the associated environmental, social and economic considerations of future projects.