CO₂ transportation grid

Our CO2 transportation grid starts

It consists of our projects WHV CO2 Corridor, Delta Rhine Corridor, North Sea CO2 Corridor, DK CO2 Corridor and the Elbe estuary. The aim is to quickly develop the export options in Wilhelmshaven, Rotterdam, Ellund and Antwerp/Zeebrügge.

We would like to develop both the projects and clusters as well as the CO2 transport network flexibly according to the transport needs. At the moment, we are assuming a complete rebuilding of the infrastructure as the existing natural gas pipelines cannot be used due to the technical requirements for (dense) CO2 transport. If possible, however, we will use the corridors of existing pipelines to keep the necessary interventions in the environment as low as possible.

This way, we connect locations where CO2 is captured or bundled, such as the cement and lime industries, with places where CO2 is used, like the chemical industry – all with the goal of Carbon Management. We also link up locations where CO2 is captured and CO2 Hubs with relevant port facilities like Wilhelmshaven or Rotterdam.

Elbe estuary cluster

OGE is planning to build a CO2 pipeline infrastructure around the Elbe estuary near Brunsbüttel. Together with powerful partners, a first CO2 cluster is to be established at the end of the 2020s. The aim is to link the Lägerdorf, Brunsbüttel and Heide sites and thus develop a CO2 circular economy. This cooperation project will allow the efficient and safe transportation of captured CO2 from the cement plant in Lägerdorf to the recycling or storage sites. The planned pipeline network will be about 70 km in length and will become part of a German CO2 transportation network.

WHV CO2 Corridor project

WHV CO2 Corridor is a project developed by OGE to connect the future energy hub in Wilhelmshaven with the Ruhr region via a western route. Among other things, this project will open up the ‘cement region’ of East Westphalia as well as the Ruhr area with Dortmund, Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Cologne as Germany's industrial heartland to allow about 30 percent of the residual CO2 emissions to be connected with the CO2 export options in Wilhelmshaven. Bremen will be developed on the eastern route and connected to the other corridors, e.g. the DK CO2 Corridor. Equinor, TES and Wintershall Dea are known to be among the companies planning to export CO2 in Wilhelmshaven at present. The WHV CO2 Corridor project is a core element of the CO2 activities and complements the DRC, NSCC und DKCC with the aim of establishing a north-west European CO2 transportation system.

Delta Rhine Corridor project:
H2 and CO2 transportation between the Netherlands and Germany

BASF, Gasunie, OGE and Shell have signed a cooperation agreement to advance the idea of the Delta Rhine Corridor project together with potential customers. The DRC project aims to transport CO2 to storage facilities off the Dutch coast, in particular via the Aramis system. The Dutch government has recognised the added value for society and declared the initiative to develop the Delta Rhine Corridor a project of national interest. The German government and the government of North Rhine-Westphalia also support the project. With politics and society on our side, we can take a huge step in advancing the energy transition. We are ready!

The Delta Rhine Corridor project is a core component of the CO2 activities and complements the WHVCC, NSCC and DKCC projects, with the aim of establishing a north-west European CO2 transport system.

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North Sea CO2 Corridor

Fluxys, Wintershall Dea, and OGE have signed a cooperation agreement for CO2 transport. With this project, OGE plans to connect the Belgian CO2 pipeline system operated by Fluxys to the Rhineland as well as Southern Germany. Wintershall Dea is to be in charge of steering customer engagement in Southern Germany, to adequately design the network. The Belgium connection will provide access to Antwerp as an export and chemical location, as well as a connection to future offshore pipelines in the North Sea, and is thus part of the trans-European context. This project will help develop a CO2 infrastructure in the regions of Aachen, Cologne, the Rhenish mining area, and Southern Germany.

The North Sea CO2 Corridor project is a core component of the CO2 activities and complements the WHVCC, DRC and DKCC projects, with the aim of establishing a north-west European CO2 transport system.

Market Enquiry

Report your CO2 demand to us via HyCo Connect and participate in the CO2 transport network! If you are still unsure about your specific demand or would like to talk to us about reporting your demand first, we will be happy to help you.

Are you interested in using this CO2 transportation grid? Then get in touch with us!