Taking responsibility for the future of energy

Energy transition is at the core of our global strategy, creating long-term value for our clients, stakeholders, and teams.

We are committed to being a net zero company by 2030 or sooner – and even as we work to decarbonise our own business, we’re helping other organisations and industries around the world to do the same.

Our expertise and experience in designing, building, and operating complex energy infrastructure is vital to the new energy sector. Our ongoing contribution to policy development and regulatory frameworks is also recognised and valued by governments and key stakeholders around the world.

Here you’ll find an overview of our energy transition journey: where we’re heading, how far we have come already, and how we are bringing our clients with us.

Delivering the world’s evolving energy needs

Demand for our new energies expertise is escalating

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has been a catalyst for action in the new energies market, and we’re seeing a significant increase in opportunities for transition and growth with new and existing clients. For example, the demand for green hydrogen is far exceeding the expectations of a year ago, and the rapid expansion of this sector is extremely positive news for delivering the energy transition.

Drawing on more than a decade of experience

We’ve been delivering projects across the renewables sector for more than a decade, including for offshore wind, hydrogen, CCUS and waste-to-value developments. Through our work, we have established a unique and successful approach in managing risk across first-of-a-kind projects, ensuring their efficient and cost-effective delivery.

We apply our engineering and project management experience across high voltage systems, offshore platforms, gas processing, clean fuels, and blue and green hydrogen to help our clients manage large complex capital project delivery.

Much of our work in new energies has been in the early development phases or in the scale-up of pilot schemes. Through this early development and early thinking, we have earned a robust understanding of the many technologies involved and what it takes to successfully advance these critical new energy projects.

Engineering solutions for a new generation of energy assets

Take a tour of our interactive energy landscape to discover more, and find below information on just a few of many new energies projects we have been, or are currently involved with.

Petrofac's energy transition landscape interactive infographic

Examples of new energies projects that we have been involved in


As part of a Technical Delivery Alliance with Storegga, we are accelerating and de-risking several of the company’s low carbon initiatives – including a proposed direct air capture (DAC) facility, the first of its kind in Europe. It will be capable of removing one million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere every year.

We designed the Carbon Capture and CO2 export terminal for Stockholm Exergi’s 375MW biomass fuelled CHP plant in Stockholm, with the aim to capture 800,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and put Stockholm on track to be the world’s first carbon neutral capital city.


We have supported Infinite Blue Energy in Australia to design the first phase of their Arrowsmith development, a 25-tonne-per-day green hydrogen production facility that will be powered by 200MW of solar and wind renewables.

Find out more about the Arrowsmith project.

In the North Sea, we are providing project management systems and technical support in the FEED phase and the Concept Select for Acorn Hydrogen. Through the Acorn Hydrogen project, North Sea natural gas is to be reformed into clean hydrogen, with CO2 emissions safely mitigated through carbon capture and storage (CCUS).

Offshore wind

We relish a challenge – such as the BorWin3 offshore wind grid connection for TenneT, which now supplies more than one million German homes with clean energy.

Delivered in partnership with Siemens, this involved the engineering, procurement and construction of one of the world’s largest and heaviest HVDC platforms. Installation of the topside involved the region’s first ever float-over, using dynamic positioning technology on a semi-submersible vessel.

Emissions reduction

We have worked closely with an international oil company’s operations and engineering teams to understand emissions issues for an onshore plant.

Following detailed studies, modifications were made to the facility to reduce flaring by 85%, increase production by 2% and significantly reduce CO, NOx and BTEX emissions.

All modifications were implemented with zero downtime.


We delivered the front-end-engineering (FEED) for a UK Department for Transport sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) competition.

The aim of the FEED is to demonstrate an integrated technology route to SAF, using sewage sludge as feedstock.

This is a joint project between Green Fuels, Petrofac and Cranfield University.


Energy Transition Projects

Learn how we’re helping our clients develop, design, deliver, and operate a new generation of energy facilities and infrastructure


Decarbonising our footprint

Net zero cannot simply be bought

Carbon credits and offsetting schemes are not enough to address the challenges of a changing climate.

We are leading change by embracing new ways of working and embedding sustainability into our everyday practice. And it all starts with our people.

Creating a sustainability culture

Big changes take big commitment. We have worked closely with our teams around the world to make sure they are engaged and supporting what we’re doing. The response has been enthusiastic and optimistic: our people recognise the challenges, and are keen to be involved in solving them, both at the organisational and individual level – to the point where employees are even setting up grass roots schemes to promote sustainability and the circular economy at a personal and community level. Everyone in the company is making their contribution to delivering sustainability, and every positive action matters – from choosing reusable coffee cups in the office, to developing new energy efficient solutions at site.

We have done our homework, and our strategies, actions, and measures are clearly defined and based on good data, supporting both environmental stewardship and the commercial viability of our business. Everything we do is founded on reality and reported with transparency.

Advancing decarbonisation on every level

Our teams around the world are working hard to progress our global decarbonisation strategy. It’s still early days, but we are starting to see reduced emissions in parts of the business as we advance initiatives across our five workstreams.

Switching to renewable energy supply

Wherever possible, we are switching to renewable energy through grid supply – the UK is already close to 100% renewable, and in our Mumbai office in India, we have completely switched over. Our purchased energy accounts for 4% of our carbon footprint, and our target is a transition to 20% renewable energy globally by 2030. Renewable energy supply from the grid is still limited in many geographies, however, as availability increases, we will improve further on this target.

Energy efficiency

Emissions from power generation account for 9% of our current total carbon footprint. Our energy efficiency and hybrid power generation initiatives for new construction sites and accommodation  will achieve a 30% reduction in consumption by 2030.

Emissions reduction

Emissions from flaring, venting, fugitives and fuel gas account for more than 81% of our total carbon footprint. Our aim is to deliver a 25% reduction in emissions by 2030 through operational improvements, gas shut-off, and power generation changes.

In Malaysia, our innovative programme to reduce venting and flaring has contributed to an almost 20%. reduction in overall group carbon emissions.

We are improving reservoir management, significantly reducing the gas being flared, and introducing enhanced survey and leak detection/repair methods to reduce fugitive methane emissions.

Transport electrification

Emissions from transportation account for 6% of our total carbon footprint. To achieve a 30% reduction in emissions by 2030 we are improving operational efficiency, adopting energy efficient specifications for our vehicle fleets and will be progressively switching to lower carbon forms of transportation, including phasing in of hybrid and electric vehicles where local infrastructure makes this possible. We are also installing EV charging points to support employees in making the change.

Action on scope 3

We are working closely with our supply chain on low-carbon solutions and strategies to address scope 3 emissions, such as our targeted action to minimise single-use plastics.

Using predictive data analytics, our emission and energy management tool – Petrolytics – enhances the visibility of the carbon impacts of engineering and operational decisions. It can be used across the entire value chain, and we have developed it as a solution that will support our clients’ decarbonisation initiatives as well as our.

Our efforts on decarbonisation

Explore below our efforts to decarbonise on scope 1 – emissions from our direct operations, scope 2 – emissions from the energy we procure, and scope 3 – emissions from our value chain.

You can download the graphic in high resolution here.


Moving from ambition to action and delivery

Discover more detail on goals, governance, strategies, and our collaboration with stakeholders in the Petrofac TCFD Climate Response report 2020.