Equinor to build Germany-Norway CCS pipeline
STAVANGER, August 31, 2022 – Equinor has partnered with Wintershall Dea to build a pipeline from Germany to Norway to transfer and store carbon dioxide, the Norwegian NOC announced on Tuesday.
The 900-kilometre, open-access asset will connect CCS hubs in northern Germany to storage sites in Norway. It is expected to be built before 2023.
The pipeline will have a capacity of 20-million-40 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, which accounts for 20% of Germany’s industrial carbon emissions per year.
In the first phases of the project, the companies are considering transporting carbon dioxide by ship to storage sites in Norway.
The partners have applied for offshore carbon dioxide storage licences with the goal of storing 15 million-20 million tonnes per year on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Norway has Europe’s largest carbon dioxide storage potential.