Wintershall Dea is expanding carbon capture and storage (CCS) activities offshore Denmark. The company has joined a consortium to mature and pursue the Greenport Scandinavia CO2 hub near Hirtshals on the Danish North Sea coast.
Among other things, the hub is to be connected to the value chain of the CCS Project Greensand, which aims to inject first test quantities of CO2 at the beginning of 2023. Annual storage potential of 4-8 million tonnes/year (tpy) of CO2 is expected starting in 2030.
Greenport Scandinavia is meant to serve as a collection point for CO2 generated during the production of biogas in regional plants. It will then be transported by ship to Project Greensand to be permanently stored in a depleted oil reservoir. About 1.5 million tpy of CO2, some of which will come from countries on the Baltic Sea, are to be sequestered, the company said.
Elsewhere in Europe, Wintershall is participating in development of the CO2 hub in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, (OGJ Online, Oct. 5, 2022). The company and partners plan to collaborate on the CO2nnectNow project, which will be a collection point for CO2 emissions on the German North Sea coast. More than 10 million tpy of CO2 are expected to be transported to offshore storage sites in the North Sea.