Carbon capture, utilization and storage

Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is a key technology in the pursuit of a climate-neutral industry. Capturing CO2 emissions as they occur before processing or storing them significantly reduces the amount of environmentally harmful greenhouse gas emissions from industry.

Building on its 40+ years of experience in flue gas purification systems and gas treatment, Bilfinger has worked to perfect its capabilities and process expertise for capturing, processing and storing CO2 emissions. Today, the Group has developed and implemented many CCUS projects in a wide range of industries that include energy supply, oil and gas, chemicals and steel.

Bilfinger puts its expertise to work to develop and support the entire CCUS value chain. This includes the capture and separation of CO2 emissions as well as purification, compression and liquefaction as well as storage and transport. The company also provides customers with a comprehensive portfolio of services for the utilization of captured CO2 emissions. The Group is also participating in the development of new technologies together with partners for the capture, transport, storage and further utilization of CO2.

Consulting and engineering

From initial idea to planning: Bilfinger supports plant operators in the use of CCUS technology and prepares feasibility studies as well as conceptual, basic and detail engineering on their behalf. Bilfinger's experts also provide advice on environmental compatibility, safety and approval issues.

Plant construction and EPC services

Bilfinger supports and assumes responsibility for all necessary steps in the construction of the CCUS plant. These include project management, procurement of all necessary components and materials as well as manufacturing, assembly and construction through to commissioning.

Maintenance and services

With its maintenance and service capabilities, Bilfinger ensures smooth and efficient operation of the CCUS plant. On-call service is just as possible as ongoing maintenance. Bilfinger also provides services for the calibration, optimization and control of the system.

To meet the needs of our customers, we use our expertise to develop and support the entire CCUS technology.

Projects in the field of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

CO2 separation in waste incineration plant (AVR)

Energy-from-waste company AVR operates a waste-to-energy plant in the Dutch city of Duiven. Bilfinger developed a system for this power plant that separates the CO2 emissions produced by waste incineration. The CO2 is purified, liquefied, stored in large tanks and then transported to greenhouses where it is used for growing crops. Bilfinger carried out a feasibility study for AVR and was also responsible for the conceptual, basic and detail engineering as well as supporting the overall project and construction management.

Use of CO2 for sodium bicarbonate plant (EEW Energy from Waste)

EEW Energy from Waste is a company specializing in thermal waste utilization and disposal. EEW commissioned Bilfinger to develop a concept for the capture and collection of CO2 emissions from flue gases. As part of this project, Bilfinger carried out the concept design and plot plan including cost estimates.

CO2 for greenhouses (Suez ReEnergy)

The energy-from-waste plant in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, will in future capture and treat the CO2 emissions present in the flue gases and put to use for industrial purposes. Bilfinger was commissioned by Suez ReEnergy to develop the concept design for this project and provide the cost estimate.

CO2 storage under the North Sea (Gasunie – PORTHOS)

The project organization Porthos, headed by Gasunie and the Port of Rotterdam, is planning to build a transport facility in the port of Rotterdam to receive captured CO2 emissions. These emissions will be compressed and transported via an undersea pipeline to a depleted gas field where they will be stored. Bilfinger has developed a ready-to-use simulation model of the complete system for Gasunie and also carried out a feasibility study.

Transporting CO2 safely (TOTAL)

Together with the companies NAM and EBN, Total E&P Nederland has investigated possible transport and storage systems for CO2. Bilfinger was commissioned to calculate the maximum capacity for the safe transport of CO2 between the port of Den Helder and NAM's gas works facility. Bilfinger also developed the installation requirements for loading and unloading systems at these locations.

Mobile pilot plant for CO2 separation (University Duisburg Essen)

To facilitate the investigation of CO2 separation in crude oil refineries at various locations in Europe, the University of Duisburg Essen is planning to set up a mobile pilot plant. Bilfinger was commissioned to develop a concept for the plant. Bilfinger is also responsible for the manufacture and assembly of the plant.

Realizing a first-of-a-kind CO2 capture installation

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Massimo Pardocchi

Massimo Pardocchi

Massimo Pardocchi

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