DNV is an international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Høvik, Norway, has been awarded the contract for the carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipeline materials study by Rotterdam based Neptune Energy Netherlands to evaluate the fracture and appropriateness of offshore pipelines for re-use in CO2 transport.
The pipeline materials analysis is part of a wider viability study being conducted by Neptune Energy, in collaboration with its licence partners and carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters, to review plans for a large-scale offshore CCS project at the Neptune-operated L10-area in the Dutch North Sea.
If the project is developed, it 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 country’s industrial sector.
Prajeev Rasiah, Senior Vice President, Regional Director Energy Systems Northern Europe at DNV said: “We see CCS as one of the ways to accelerate the decarbonization of the energy sector. DNV is a innovator 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. With the possibility to be one of the biggest CCS facilities in the Dutch North Sea, at scale projects such as these will be major for CCS technology advancement and cost reduction.”