ROAD is the Rotterdam Opslag and Afvang Demonstratieproject (Rotterdam Capture and Storage Demonstration Project) and is one of the largest, integrated Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) demonstration projects in the world. The main objective of ROAD is to demonstrate the technical feasibility and economics of a large-scale, integrated CCS-chain. ROAD applies the post combustion technology to capture the CO2 from the flue gases of a new 1,100 MWe coal-fired power (Maasvlakte Power Plant 3) in the port and industrial area of Rotterdam. The capture unit has a capacity of 250 MWe equivalent and aims is to capture 1.1 million tonnes of CO2 per year. The capture installation is planned to be operational in 2015. The captured CO2 will be transported through a pipeline: 5 kilometers over land and 20 kilometres across the seabed to the P18-A platform in the North Sea. The pipeline has a transport capacity of around 5 million tonnes per year. ROAD plans to store the captured CO2 in depleted gas reservoirs under the North Sea. These gas reservoirs are located in block P18 of the Dutch continental shelf, approximately 20 kilometres off the coast. The depleted gas reservoirs are at a depth of around 3,500 meters under the seabed of the North Sea and have an estimated storage capacity of approximately 35 million tonnes.
European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR)
Environmental Impact Assessment and permit applications submitted (June 2011)
CATO2 Global CCS Institute NEARCO2 (i.a. ECN) Europipe
European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR) Government of the Netherlands Global CCS Institute