Blue Water Shipping has joined the consortium of companies established for project Greensand – a pilot project exploring carbon capture potential in the North Sea.

The aim of the project is to obtain the political objective of storing 4-8 million tonnes of CO2 annually from 2030 by means of CCS technology (Carbon Capture and Storage).

Blue Water explained that it will be possible to capture, transport and store CO2 in drained oil wells in the Nini field situated in the Danish part of the North Sea. The CCS technology is based on an imitation of earth’s own CO2 cycle.

Blue Water’s role in the project involves creating logistics solutions.

Allan Leiberg, business development manager at Blue Water, Energy and Projects, explained the company’s scope: “We acquire a large number of IMO certified ISO-containers to transport the liquid CO2, charter the right vessel given the assignment and deliver a transport frame to the containers, so they can be transported safely. The frame is designed by our own technical department, as well as they will perform calculations on the movements of the vessel.”

In total, 29 operators have joined the consortium. The other members are Danish and international companies, research institutes and other specialists with knowledge of monitoring technologies.