ATHENS, Greece — Corinth Pipeworks will fabricate high-frequency welded steel pipes for the Porthos CO2 transport and storage project in the Dutch North Sea, under a €30 million-plus ($31.63 million) contract.
The 16-inch, 22-km offshore pipeline, which will feature anti-corrosion coating, thermal insulation and concrete weight coating, will transfer CO2 from a compressor station to the P18-A gas platform in the North Sea.
The platform, which will be repurposed for CO2 storage, will be outfitted with equipment for transporting the collected CO2 to the injection wells. Offshore installation work should start by 2026.
Once operational, Porthos will permanently store CO2 captured from the industry in the Port of Rotterdam in depleted North Sea gas fields. The EU has awarded the project €102 million ($107.5 million) in funding.
Porthos is a partnership between the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Gasunie and EBN. Gasunie brings experience with gas infrastructure and transport, and EBN offers knowledge of the offshore area’s subsea soil layers and offshore infrastructure.