The Partners

The Greenport Scandinavia Partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 1 December 2022.

About Wintershall Dea:

Wintershall Dea is transforming from the leading European independent gas and oil company to become a leading European independent gas and carbon management company.

We have more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 11 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner.

About Evida:

Evida is Denmark’s national distributor of methane gas (natural and biogas). As the owner of the gas distribution infrastructure in Denmark,

Evida is working on adapting, expanding and optimising the running of the gas system to ensure that the infrastructure will be ready for the 100% biogas energy system of the future and to ensure security of supply within the Danish energy system. At the same time, Evida is getting ready to distribute hydrogen and CO2 to fulfill the Danish potential for Power-to-X and CCUS (carbon capture, utilization and storage).

Evida’s experience with gas transport will play a key role in the development and establishment of the hydrogen and CO2 infrastructure of the future.

About INEOS Energy:

Experienced energy company INEOS Energy is currently maturing CO2 storage sites in the Siri area in the Danish part of the North Sea. The project is called Greensand and aims together with Partners Wintershall Dea and the Nordsøfonden to deliver a highly competitive concept for safe, reliable and efficient transport and storage of CO2.

As part of the project, a pilot project was conducted successfully in the first quarter of 2023 following a year of detailed engineering and construction in 2022. This was done in order to demonstrate the full value chain for capture and liquefaction, cross border transport by ship and safe storage of CO2 for the very first time in Denmark and Europe in the Nini West geological storage reservoir 1.8 km below the sea level. 

About Port of Hirtshals:

Port of Hirtshals operates the port in Hirtshals and attracts and supports companies within the fields of transport and logistics, maritime services and fishery and fish processing. Port of Hirtshals is an independent public port owned by the municipality of Hjørring.

The port intends to participate in activities within the CCUS value chain, including establishing itself as a receiving and shipping port for CO2. The Port of Hirtshals is currently planning a major expansion of the port expected to be completed in 2027.

About Biocarb Solution:

Biocarb Solution is owned by five biogas companies in the northwestern part of Denmark. In addition to supplying biogenic CO2 for storage, the company aims to own and operate a CCS biogenic CO2 storage facility at Port of Hirtshals.

In the long term, the pure biogenic CO2 from biogas can be used in green energy production such as Power-to-X at Port of Hirtshals or elsewhere in North Denmark. The storage facility will be open to customers with biogenic CO2.

About Greenport North:

In March 2022, Greenport North, a locally owned business development company in Hirtshals, began to prepare the scope for Greenport Scandinavia and invite potential stakeholders to discuss the potential of establishing a CCS hub (and later CCUS hub) in Hirtshals.

In December 2022, a memorandum of understanding between the parties was signed and by June 2023 the full Greenport Scandinavia project organization was operational, and the description of the CCS value chain was in place.