Shell is developing the project, the world’s first full-chain CCS project on a gas-fired power station. It is being developed with strategic support from Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).

Under the six-month contract, Wood Group will develop a landfall solution at the Peterhead Power Station and design a new CO2 export pipeline from Peterhead Power Station to a subsea tie-in with the existing Goldeneye pipeline.

Wood Group will also develop a new subsea intervention valve (SSIV), including controls system and tie-in spools.

A total of 80 engineers Wood Group Kenny offices in Aberdeen and London will support the project.

Wood Group Kenny regional director Bob MacDonald said: "We are honoured to be involved in this unique project in the North Sea. Using our 30 years of subsea infrastructure design, Wood Group Kenny is well placed to deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions that will help achieve the targets of the UK Government."

UK Business, Enterprise & Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said: "We are leading the way in Europe in developing this innovative low-carbon technology.

"So far, more than 20 Front End Engineering and Design subcontracts have been awarded supporting both the Peterhead and White Rose CCS Commercialisation Programme projects.

"Combined, these projects if successful could support jobs during construction and generate enough clean electricity for over one million homes upon completion."