Feasibility study to develop an independent terminal for liquid CO2

Gasunie, Vopak and Gate terminal are investigating the development of CO2next, an independent 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 (or trucks or railcars) 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.

Terminal

Features of the terminal

Open access system

Necessary infrastructures available to all market parties, including parties that do not have a direct connection to a CO2 pipeline.

Independent liquid CO2 terminal

Independent hub terminal for the reception and delivery of liquid CO2 via vessels (or trucks and railcars), on the Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam.

Part of the CO2 value chain

Part of develping a CO2 value chain which can connect liquid CO2 from emitters with offshore storage facilities.

Re-loading and transshipment of CO2

Functionality for additional services envisaged such as re-loading and transshipment of CO2.

Catalyst for the reuse of CO2

Important catalyst in the creation of a market for the reuse of CO2 as a raw material.

Dutch and European subsidy applicable

Dutch and European subsidy schemes accessible to support CCS projects to achieve the climate goals.

Infrastructure operator

Will focus solely on the development and operation of a reliable, safe and environmentally friendly infrastructure and will not be a market player itself.

Connects emitters and storagers

Will connect multiple emitters and storage operators into an open access system, enabling emitters to contribute to CO2 reduction targets.