DNV to study CCS pipeline material offshore Netherlands

DNV has won the contract for the carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipeline materials study from Neptune Energy to assess the fracture and suitability of offshore pipelines for re-use in CO2 transport.

In the first phase, DNV will identify suitable approaches to ductile fracture assessments in dense phase CO2 pipeline systems and their applicability to welded and seamless subsea line pipe.

Second phase will use the approach form the first phase to assess the likely suitability of the existing pipelines for dense phase CO2 transport at up to 120 bar.

“We see CCS as one of the ways to accelerate the decarbonization of the energy sector. DNV is a pioneer in the field of CCS, with a track record dating back to the 1990s, and we are excited to be involved in a project of this size with Neptune Energy”, said Prajeev Rasiah, senior vice president at DNV.

“With the potential to be one of the largest CCS facilities in the Dutch North Sea, at scale projects such as these will be significant for CCS technology advancement and cost reduction”.

The pipeline materials analysis is part of a wider feasibility study launched at the end of 2020 by Neptune Energy in cooperation with its licence partners and CO2 emitters.

The study aims to review plans for a large-scale offshore CCS project at the Neptun-operated L10 area in the Dutch North Sea.

If developed, the project will be one of the largest CCS facilities in the Dutch North Sea and could meet more than 50% of the CO2 reduction being targeted by the Dutch industrial sector.

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