James Watt is a consultant with WSP specialising in Hydrogen, CCUS and decarbonisation. He was previously Process Engineering Manager and Technical Manager – CCS/Renewables for Wood plc in Darlington, UK. He has extensive experience in delivering projects from concept to commissioning in multiple sectors including conventional power, chemicals, CCS, hydrogen, renewables, gas storage and transmission and upstream oil and gas. Previous projects included the Longannet CCS transportation FEED, capture projects, concept design for OGCI CGP Teesside project and cluster/infrastructure studies (Yorkshire & Humber x2, Teesside x2 including the Teesside Collective Project, Scotland x2). His involvement in hydrogen projects includes NGN H21 Leeds Citygate, H100 and Hynet, most recently working SGN on their Hydrogen and CCS study for the Southampton cluster.
He has represented his employers on the Energy Institute CCS and Hydrogen working groups, the Carbon Capture and Storage Association Technical and Policy & Regulation working groups. He has served on the advisory boards and participated in several academic led R&D projects and was the chairman of the Energy Industries Councils CCS forum.