FB Group has been awarded a contract for the supply of a Modular built CO2 Conditioning Unit.
The Netherlands has clear climate objectives: the emission of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) gases shall be reduced by 55% in 2030. One way to achieve these climate objectives is to capture and store the CO₂ (CCS = Carbon Capture and Storage).
The Porthos project is developed to transport CO₂ from industry in the Port of Rotterdam and store this in empty gas fields beneath the North Sea. (Porthos stands for Port of Rotterdam CO₂ Transport Hub and Offshore Storage).
The CO2 will be transported through a pipeline to a platform in the North Sea, approximately 20 km off the coast. From this platform, the CO2 will be pumped in an empty gas field approx. 3 km depth beneath the North Sea.
Porthos will allow for storage of approx. 2.5 MegaTon CO2 per year (1 Megaton = 1.000.000.000 kg) for a period of 15 years.
In the unit which will be supplied by FB Group, Sulphur (H2S) contaminants and water are being removed from the CO2 gas prior to being transported by pipeline. The complete module will be designed, fabricated and assembled at FB Group in Heijningen and transported to its final destination in Rotterdam area by barge (see example).
By means of this unique project FB actively contributes to less CO2 emissions and a more sustainable world.