NoordKaap Carbon Capture and Storage To Develop Large-Scale Carbon Removal Solution Through Collaboration of CapeOmega, Neptune Energy, RWE and Return Carbon

February 2023
RWE "Eemshavencentrale" biomass facility

CapeOmega and Neptune Energy announced NoordKaap, a project concept for a cross-border CO₂ storage solution for industrial emitters across Europe. NoordKaap would involve transporting CO2 via vessels suitable for both directly injecting the CO₂ at offshore locations and for terminal offloading. RWE has signed a Letter of Intent with both CapeOmega and Neptune Energy in order to assess the possibility to ship green CO2 from their biomass Eemshaven facility for offshore storage in the Dutch North Sea. Return Carbon has partnered with CapeOmega to develop carbon transport and storage projects to service European industrial clusters.

NoordKaap will examine the potential for a network-based approach to Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) via marine transport, and could make a crucial contribution to Dutch, Norwegian and European climate and energy goals. The overall objective of NoordKaap is to provide cost-effective, scalable infrastructure solutions to facilitate large-scale, flexible CO2 transport and storage from multiple industrial emitters’ clusters.

NoordKaap aims to offer CCS solutions to industrial clusters where ship transport is the primary or earliest available export option. The project will also examine opportunities for industrial clusters in Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia and northern France. It would provide access to CO₂ subsurface storage sites offshore the Netherlands and Norway.

NoordKaap is planned to be operational in 2028 and has been submitted to the EU as a Project of Mutual Interest on the 6th PCI List.

Return Carbon is a Stecc/Return venture