Equinor ASA and Fluxys Co. will develop a 1,000-km CO2 export trunkline, operated by Equinor, which will transport CO2 for safe and permanent storage under the seabed on the Norwegian continental shelf.
The offshore trunkline will connect in Zeebrugge to an onshore CO2 transmission infrastructure built and operated by Fluxys.
The open-access CO2 transmission system will give emitters in Belgium and surrounding countries the opportunity to connect to CO2 storage in Norway. Liquefied CO2 shipped from neighboring hubs could be connected to the Zeebrugge facility, further increasing the geographical reach of the project. A pipeline branch to the port of Dunkirk is also envisaged and additional connections to other northwest European countries will be assessed.
The project will be ready for commissioning before the end of this decade. The offshore pipeline is planned to have a transport capacity of 20-40 million tonnes/year of CO2.