Bilfinger delivers engineering services for Porthos CO2 storage project


Bilfinger delivers a range of engineering services for the Porthos project in the port of Rotterdam on behalf of several customers. The project is considered one of the world’s largest and most advanced carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives. Bilfinger’s services include design and planning work to connect industrial companies to the CO2 pipelines as well as detailed engineering for buildings at the compressor station.

“In the years ahead, we will see a kind of carbon value chain emerge,” says Christina Johansson, Bilfinger’s interim CEO and CFO. “That makes our work on the Porthos project strategically important for us. We are positioning ourselves as a partner for CCS projects in the process industry – one that can deliver a range of services along this new value chain from a single source.”

Bilfinger’s involvement in the Porthos project began two years ago and has steadily expanded since then. Among the first tasks was the execution of a process simulation study in which Bilfinger examined the feasibility of various sections of the planned infrastructure. Currently, the engineers are focusing on the detailed design of buildings for the compressor station. It is in this station that the CO2 is compressed before being transported to the North Sea. The Belgian Denys group is selected by Porthos to design and construct the pipeline systems that will transport the CO2 to the compressor station. On behalf of Rotterdam Engineering, who is commissioned by Denys to deliver the design, Bilfinger assists in providing engineering services. Furthermore, Bilfinger executes multiple pipeline projects for Shell as one of the suppliers of CO2 to Porthos. Bilfinger Tebodin will be delivering all these engineering orders. The decisive factor for the orders was the company’s comprehensive expertise in both the handling of CO2 and in engineering pipelines above and below ground.

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