“We are developing the largest modular algae sequestration facility in the world, to be commissioned in 2024. Our aim is to create innovative engineering designs that reduce energy demand and environmental footprint throughout the asset lifecycle. To enable this, a large amount of seawater needs to be abstracted and returned to the ocean responsibly.” says Mert Yesugey, Brilliant Planet’s Director of Engineering.
WSP will develop the marine works infrastructure associated with the algae production facility. This includes the seawater intake and outfall systems, crucial for successful on-land algae cultivation. WSP will also contribute expert guidance on environmental considerations and specialized coastal modeling to guarantee responsible, sustainable construction practices.
Marthinus Retief, Technical Director for Maritime at WSP in Africa, underscores the significance of this project: “Our teams have supported numerous marine intake and outfall projects. This landmark project with Brilliant Planet however provides a unique possibility of using these well-developed skills to bring about transformative solutions, supporting our global climate initiatives in an unprecedented manner and scale. We share Brilliant Planet's vision on tackling global climate challenges and are excited to contribute our collective ingenuity on this journey.”
Rendering of Brilliant Planet’s large-scale modular carbon dioxide removal facility in Morocco