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Amec Foster Wheeler’s James Watt appointed to Carbon Capture & Storage Research Centre board


Role at the heart of CCS research and development

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that Process Engineering Manager James Watt has been appointed to the board of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC).

The Centre, funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, is a hub for academic and related Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research in the UK.

This role adds to James’ already impressive portfolio of industry and academic experience in CCS.


James Watt, Process Engineering Manager
I’m delighted to be joining the board of UKCCSRC, enabling me to contribute more to the vital research and development activities of this important technology.
James Watt, Process Engineering Manager

James, along with Amec Foster Wheeler colleagues, works with a variety of companies and institutions to study, research and develop CCS, positioning the company at the forefront of this technology.

James has a track record of delivering complex process plant designs and novel solutions in numerous technical areas. In CCS, James has delivered solutions for pipelines, compression, retrofit of capture plant, technology selection and assessment as well as carbon dioxide infrastructure studies for Mersey, Yorkshire & Humber, Teesside and Scotland. His recent work has included the recent Teesside Collective’s Industrial CCS project.

James is also a member of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association Technical and Policy/Regulation working groups, the industry advisory board of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training for CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy and is a member of the Energy Institute’s CCS Technical Committee.


Notes to editors

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.


With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 55 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.


Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.


The UKCCSRC (www.ukccsrc,ac,uk) aims to provide a national focus point for CCS research and development in the UK. It aims to bring user and academic communities together to analyse problems and execute world-leading research. Its key priority is to help stimulate the UK economy by driving and integrated research programme focused on the contribution of CCS to a low-carbon energy system in the UK.


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