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Netherlands-based Porthos Project Set to Proceed to Development

23rd August 2023

Porthos, the large-scale Netherlands-based CCS project, is set to proceed to the next phase of development. This following an ecological assessment approved by the Council of State, subsequently providing a green light for the project to move forward. As part of the project, CO2 from multiple industrial sources in the Port of Rotterdam will be transported and stored in empty gas fields beneath the North Sea. Once complete, the project aims to store 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year for 15 years.

Porthos will be instrumental in reaching the Netherland's targets of climate neutrality by 2050. The European Union recognised Porthos as a Project of Common interest.

Porthos is slated to be operational by 2026, with construction expected to begin in 2024.

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