TAQA is developing projects with the potential to provide transformational solutions for energy production and generation.
In the Netherlands, TAQA is investigating the possibility of storing permanently CO₂ in empty gas reservoirs deep under the North Sea. We are doing this at the request of the Porthos project: an initiative of the Port of Rotterdam and state-owned energy companies Gasunie and EBN to capture and store CO₂, generated by industry in Rotterdam’s port area. The integrated concept involves a new pipeline that runs through Rotterdam’s port area gathering CO₂ from industrial installations. This CO₂ would otherwise be emitted to the air. Most of the CO₂ will be transported via a new offshore pipeline to an existing gas production platform located 20 km from the coast. The CO₂ will be injected into empty natural gas sandstone reservoirs more than 3km below the seabed. First technical injection is possible by end of 2023. Capture, transport and injection rates are anticipated to increase from 2 to more than 4 million tonnes per year in the first few years. Extension of the pipeline network to other stores would follow successful execution of this initial phase. This project would help the Netherlands to meet its goal of steadily reducing CO₂ emissions to 2030 and beyond.
Together with the City of Alkmaar, Development Company North-Holland North, and the Province of North Holland, TAQA is developing Energy Innovation Park, an incubator for innovative developments in the area of energy technology in North Holland. This new industrial park, which includes TAQA’s Gas Storage Bergermeer, contributes to the development of new energy initiatives and promotes the Alkmaar region as an important, national energy cluster.
Find out more about the Energy Innovation Park.