Mr Ben Kek

Ben Kek is Deputy Project Director responsible for technical integration on the Net Zero Teesside (NZT) and Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) project (www.netzeroteesside.co.uk). Net Zero Teesside will enable Teesside’s ambition to be the first net zero industrial cluster in the UK through CCUS, anchored by a dispatchable gas with carbon capture power station to complement renewables in further decarbonizing the electricity grid. Northern Endurance Partnership will aim to develop the UK’s largest scale offshore CO2 transportation and storage system serving both Teesside and Humber clusters, enabling industrial decarbonisation of the largest emitters in the UK via CCUS. Ben has been a core member in the conception of this project since early 2019, and is a Chartered Engineer (CEng IET) and a Project Management Professional (PMP). Throughout his career with BP, he has experienced the full lifecycle of several large mega projects from drawing board to production operations in several countries. In particular, he spent over 5 years in the engineering of the Shah Deniz 2 project which was recognized with the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Major Project Award in 2019, an example of a complex mega project spanning the full gas value chain, with many analogues to the NZT/NEP full chain CCUS project. Ben is passionate about the role that the NZT/NEP  project will play in the UK and BP’s net zero ambitions by 2050, as part of the global energy transition.