CO2 Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)


Sep. 1 2018

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is increasingly regarded as a promising counter-measure to the negative impact of CO2 emissions on our planet. Its success depends on the correct implementation of critical aspects of the process.

Bureau Veritas is playing a major role in CCS by helping stakeholders achieve certification under Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide. We are proposing a certification plan that ensures integral safety throughout the CO2 injection process operation and subsequent permanent storage. To be published soon, the plan includes:

1. Approval in Principle
2. Concept Approval
3. CIS - Certification of Conformity of CO2 Injection and Storage Certificate
4. CISC - Certification of Conformity of CO2 Injection, Storage and Closure Certificate
5. CISM - Certification of Conformity of CO2 Injection, Storage, Monitoring and Post-Closure Certificate

We are additionally providing an Independent Module Certification for CO2 Injection and Storage Systems, which will take into account country-specific legislations.

With this reliable certification framework in place, stakeholders can be assured that the process is being safely and successfully assessed, implemented and completed.

Since the technology involved is now more mature, the updated Guidance Note responds to industry demand and sets out the requirements to address the technical and operational challenges specific to the floating offshore wind sector. Technical requirements cover, for example: corrosion protection with a full maintenance plan; stability, taking into account restoring forces due to the mooring lines; description of the design load cases applicable for assessment of mooring and floaters; and detailed methodology to assess the structural strength of floaters.

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