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    GES to develop low-carbon infrastructure at Rotterdam


The company said it will develop a 20-hectare site on assets purchased from Gunvor.

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GES to develop low-carbon infrastructure at Rotterdam

Singapore-based Global Energy Storage said November 11 it was buying assets at the Port of Rotterdam for low-carbon developments ranging from natural gas storage to hydrogen.

For undisclosed terms, Global Energy Storage (GES) said it made its first major investment at the port by buying assets at the Stargate terminal at Rotterdam from Gunvor Group. A development plan for some 20 hectares already has approval from Rotterdam port authorities.

GES plans to build a multi-purpose seagoing jetty at the port and develop infrastructure to accommodate various parts of the hydrogen colour spectrum, storage for renewables and other hydrogen carriers such as ammonia.

“This project aims to become one of the largest low-carbon developments at a world-class industrial hub, with the potential to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of future business in the Port of Rotterdam,” CEO Peter Vucins said.

GES, formed only in May, counts Gunvor as a long-term partner at Rotterdam. They join the list of global energy majors working to lessen the environmental footprint for one of the busiest ports in the world.

TotalEnergies, Shell, Dutch Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN) and the national transmission company Gasunie in September launched Aramis, a carbon capture and storage (CCS) partnership.

A concept from the partnership includes an onshore CO2 collection hub at the Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam, to which emissions from potential customers can be transported by small tankers or pipelines. An offshore pipeline will transport the CO2 from the collection hub to the offshore platforms for injection into depleted offshore gas fields 3-4 km below the seabed.