The public will be given the chance to tour the site of Peterhead’s planned Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) complex as plans for the revolutionary green scheme gather pace.
Developers are offering locals the chance to visit the earmarked plot at Peterhead Power Station as part of the next consultation stage.
Shell is battling to make the Buchan port a base for the world’s first commercial-scale CCS plant.
If approved, the project could create 44,000 jobs and generate around £7billion for the Scottish economy.
The tour, along with two further community presentations, are aimed at giving people an update on the scheme and gathering feedback before a planning application is submitted sometime in the next 12 months.
Shell is hosting exhibitions about the project at Boddam public hall on Thursday between 2-8pm and at Peterhead’s Palace Hotel from the same time on Monday, July 28.
Tours of the site will take place on Tuesday, August 5 from 9am. Anyone who wants to join must book in advance.
The proposed Peterhead CCS plan will involve capturing a total of 10million tonnes of harmful CO2 over a decade and storing it in a depleted North Sea gas field 62 miles offshore.
The UK Government had planned to make a funding announcement on the project early next year, but it may now be delayed until 2016.
It was originally proposed that the money would be committed for the project in 2009 and that the CCS scheme would be operational in the UK by this year.