Development of the CO2 value chain

The CO2next terminal is envisaged to be part of the CO2 value chain. The technical feasability and development of a CO2 value chain is jointly explored with the CCS Aramis initiative.

The CO2next scope entails the technical and commercial development of the terminal for the unloading of vessels, temporary storage and send out of liquid CO2. The scope of Aramis entails the technical and commercial development of onshore and offshore infrastructure such as the trunk line from the terminal to the offshore CO2 storages and the offshore CO2 storages.

Envisaged and optional services

The CO2next terminal is envisaged to be developed with additional (stand-alone) functionalities, such as re-loading of vessels and railcars for CCU.

Modular structure of services

  • Unloading of liquid CO2
  • Temporary storage of liquid CO2
  • Pressurization of CO2 & send out
  • Vessel loading of liquid CO2
  • Railcar (un)loading (optional)
  • Transshipment (optional)

Operating principles

  • Multiple user CO2 terminal
  • Open Access
  • Independent terminal operator

Preferred option at the Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam:

Initial phase

  • Jetties to receive sea-going vessels, coasters & river barges
  • Approx. annual throughput capacity 5.4 Mtpa*
  • Storage capacity 48,000 m3*
  • Operational terminal synergies with adjacent industry (e.g. heat exchange)

Further development

  • Future throughput capacity 15.7 Mtpa *
  • Storage capacity up to 88.000 m3*.

* Including capacity intended to provide services to Aramis.