Aramis CCS project advances with start of FEED work

Jan. 4, 2024
The Aramis carbon transport and storage project in the Netherlands is advancing.

The Aramis carbon transport and storage (CCS) project in the Netherlands is advancing as front-end-engineering design (FEED) work has begun, Petrofac Ltd. said in a release. 

Aramis, a joint development by TotalEnergies SE, Shell PLC, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN), and NV Nederlandse Gasunie, seeks to capture CO2 from industrial clusters, transporting it for permanent storage in depleted offshore gas fields under the North Sea.

Captured CO2 will be carried via onshore pipeline or ship to a collection hub in the Port of Rotterdam. Following temporary storage and compression, CO2 will be carried by pipeline, designed to transport up to 22 million tonnes/year of CO2 to offshore facilities where it will be injected, via wells, into depleted gas reservoirs 3-4 km under the seabed. Start-up is expected in 2026.

Petrofac will design the 32-in. CO2 trunkline, including onshore, landfall, and offshore sections, together with the offshore CO2 distribution hub platform. The company also will design a CO2 pipeline linking the distribution hub to a nearby storage facility, as well as the overarching control and safety systems.

Petrofac is collaborating with partners Peritus International Inc. and Offshore Independents Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Peritus International is executing the offshore trunkline design and Offshore Independents is handling the landfall design and offshore installation analysis. The project will be executed from Petrofac’s consulting hub in Woking, UK.

Petrofac also is expected to perform FEED work for Neptune Energy’s L10CCS, a carbon storage infrastructure development which will also connect to the Aramis project (OGJ Online. Dec. 13, 2023).