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, transport and storing COemissions. Today, the Group has developed and implemented many CCUS projects in a wide range of industries that include energy supply, oil and gas, chemicals cement 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.

Our CCUS services
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 permitting issues.

Maintenance und 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.


We have longstanding experience in permitting/ Front-End Engineering Design (FEED)/ process integration.

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

To support the achievement of our customers’ net zero goals, we develop, design and deliver independent turnkey solutions throughout the entire carbon capture, utilization and storage value chain."

Massimo PardocchiGlobal Development Director Projects & Key Account Management at Bilfinger

We want that our CO2 pollution can be made useful, e.g. in greenhouses. CO2 capturing is a complex process and AVR does not have the knowledge for this process. Bilfinger has the knowledge and the experience of capturing CO2 out of flue gases. That’s the reason we are working together with them."

Gert SterkHead Plant Performance & Engineering at AVR

We help our clients find innovative solutions and incorporate them into existing operations, make first trials in Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilization and get ready to further scale up the projects."

Oksana RomanGlobal Development Director Asset & Key Account Management at Bilfinger

AVR, the Netherlands

CO2 utilization -  from waste incineration plant to grow crops in greenhouses


Services: Bilfinger conducted the conceptual, basic and detail engineering for a Carbon Capture plant. Bilfinger also delivered construction management services for building the plant at AVR to capture and liquefy the CO2.



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 (PreZero)

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 (TotalEnergies)

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.

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