Netherlands’ Carbon Capture Project Awards Front-End Engineering Design Contract

Petrofac was awarded a multi-million-dollar front-end engineering design contract for Amaris, the Netherlands’ carbon capture and storage project under joint development by TotalEnergies, Shell, Energie Beheer Nederland, and Gasunie. The Amaris project will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial clusters, transporting it for permanent storage in depleted offshore gas fields under the North Sea. The captured CO2 will be carried via onshore pipeline or ship to a collection hub in the Port of Rotterdam. Following temporary storage and compression, the CO2 will be carried by pipeline, designed to transport up to 22 million tonnes of CO2 annually, to several offshore facilities. Here it will be injected, via wells, into depleted gas reservoirs some 3 to 4 km under the seabed.

Petrofac is responsible for designing the CO2 trunkline, including onshore, landfall, and offshore sections, together with the offshore CO2 distribution hub platform. Petrofac will also design a CO2 pipeline linking the distribution hub to a nearby storage facility, as well as the overarching control and safety systems.