MAN Energy Solutions has announced it will be delivering three integrally-geared compressor trains (IGC) for the Porthos carbon capture project.
The Porthos (Port of Rotterdam CO2 Transport Hub and Offshore Storage) project is Europe’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project and is developed by EBN, Gasunie, and the Port of Rotterdam Authority, who made the final investment decision to proceed with its development earlier this month.
With that said, construction is set to commence next year, and the project is expected to be operational in 2026.
MAN ES will be the supplier of three RG 28-6 type compressor trains, and an additional order of two more trains will be executed at a later stage.
The compressor trains will be stationed at the western extension to Europort called Maasvlakte, where the captured CO2 emissions will be compressed.
From there, the compressed carbon dioxide will be transported via a 22-kilometer (13.6 miles) pipeline to the P18-A platform in the North Sea, where it will be pumped into depleted gas fields for permanent storage below the seafloor.
These gas fields are said to have a storage capacity of roughly 37 million tons of CO2.
The pipeline, in turn, will be constructed by Allseas Group S.A., which is a Swiss-based offshore specialist in pipelay, heavy lift and subsea construction.
Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions, commented on the company’s partnership with the Porthos project: “We are extremely proud to be part of this pioneering project aimed at reducing CO2 emissions. Not only will Porthos play a vital role in propelling the Netherlands toward achieving net-zero emissions, the project is also innovative in its approach that aims at establishing a CO2 transport and storage infrastructure serving multiple companies.”
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