Feasibility study to develop an open access liquid CO2 terminal

Gasunie and Vopak are investigating the development of CO2next, an open access terminal for liquid CO2 on the Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam. Such infrastructures are important in the context of the Dutch climate agreement and the European Green Deal.

The independent hub terminal will be able to receive and deliver liquid CO2 via ships (potentially railcars in future) and will be connected to the depleted gas fields in the North Sea, offering transport for substantial volumes of CO2 in the near future. This open access system will make the necessary infrastructures available to all market parties, including parties that do not have a direct connection to a CO2 pipeline.

In addition, this planned terminal can be an important catalyst in the creation of a market for the reuse of CO2 as a raw material.