Dutch Athos Invites Interest in CCUS
Dutch state infrastructure operator Gasunie and state gas producer EBN, the Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel, trading as a consortium known as Athos, have launched an open season for expressions of interest in their planned carbon capture, use and storage project in the North Sea Canal area.
Companies that want to deliver their captured CO2 and companies that want to purchase CO2 for reuse should make their interest known, Gasunie said November 13, providing details of the timing and volume of the CO2 to be delivered or purchased.
A more detailed questionnaire will be provided after a mutual interest has been established. A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) will be concluded with companies that complete the detailed questionnaire.
Although Tata Steel is a consortium partner, it is also a potential user of the planned network and will therefore not have access to the information provided by other potential users and will not be a party to such an NDA.
To learn more about locations for CO 2 storage under the Dutch North Sea at a depth of 3-5 km, the Athos consortium has also published a so-called request for information (RfI). This is aimed primarily at experienced companies in the oil & gas sector, but Athos cordially invites any party that can provide useful information about this to submit it.
The RfI is open until 31 December of this year and has been published on the Negometrix for that purpose. Participation in the information request does not create any obligation or rights.