ABOUT THE ARAMIS PROJECT

A major step towards meeting decarbonisation goals.

The Aramis project aims to contribute to the reduction of CO₂ emissions for hard-to-abate industries. It will do this by providing CO₂ transport to unlock storage capacity for the industry.

The CO₂ will be stored in depleted offshore gas fields, deep under the North Sea. It will be based on an ‘open access’ philosophy so that other industrial customers and storage fields can be added incrementally to the system.

The project’s location on the Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam makes the CO₂ transport and storage service accessible to various industrial clusters.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Aramis provides CO₂ transport facilities that can enable offshore CO₂ storage for a variety of hard-to-abate industries to help reduce CO₂ emissions significantly. The project is part of a CCS value chain which consists of:

CO₂ transport

The captured CO₂ will be transported from customers in its gaseous form by onshore pipelines, and in liquid form by coaster ships and river barges. The liquid CO₂ will be kept at an average pressure of 13 to 18 bar. The CO₂ capture and liquefaction will be performed prior to shipment so that the cooled CO₂ can be transported in larger volumes to the collection hub.

A CO₂ collection hub

The CO₂ collection hub will be located on the Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam. It will comprise a terminal to berth vessels, a compressor, a pump station, and storage tanks. These storage tanks will temporarily store the liquified CO₂ from the ships. At the collection hub, the CO₂ will be combined and brought to the right temperature and pressure.

An offshore pipeline

The offshore pipeline will carry the CO₂ from the hub to the offshore platforms. The pipeline will be larger than the project initially requires accommodating the project’s open-access ethos: following the project start-up, additional industrial customers and storage fields can be added incrementally.

CO₂ storage

Finally, once the CO₂ reaches the offshore platforms, it will be injected through wells into depleted gas fields three to four kilometers below the seabed.

TIMELINE

Aramis will be developed in phases, thereby enabling the project to advance in step with the evolving low-carbon environment. It will also be established with sufficient flexibility to facilitate future CO₂ sources and storage options.

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2018 - 2021

Feasibility study and setting-up partnerships.

2021 – 2023

Selection of concept jointly with customers and stakeholders.

2023 – 2026

Execution of the project.

2026

Start-up of Aramis.

Beyond 2026

Further expansion of Aramis.

Collaboration

Aramis aims to create synergies between projects such as Porthos – a CCS project underway in The Netherlands focusing on local industrial clusters - to serve more industrial clusters to support their transition towards sustainable production processes.

More information about other CCS projects can be found on our links selection page.