Netherlands-based Tebodin has won a detailed engineering contract on a new carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) project at Abu Dhabi’s steel complex, according to a source active on the scheme.

Tebodin’s Abu Dhabi office was awarded the deal by the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, UAE-based Dodsal, which is carrying out the work for project owner Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar).

The project will collect carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Emirates Steel plant at Mussafah before compressing and dehydrating the gas. It will then be transported through pipelines for injection into the Rumaitha onshore field south of Abu Dhabi city.

The facility, which will be able to capture 800,000 tonnes a year (t/y) of CO2, is expected to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2015, with Tebodin’s detailed engineering scheduled for completion in August 2014.

State-owned Masdar is developing the project with the three aims of reducing greenhouse gas in the UAE, making CO2 available for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and freeing up natural gas for domestic use.

Other sites originally selected by Masdar for the first phase of its CCUS project include the Shuweihat hydrogen power plant, the integrated water and power plant at Taweelah and the Emirates Aluminium power plant.

Headquartered in The Hague, Tebodin is owned by German engineering and construction group Bilfinger.