Welltec Opens Corrosion Testing Site in Denmark for Carbon Projects

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Welltec has officially opened its new test flow loop facility in Esbjerg, Denmark, which is designed to provide essential corrosion testing for numerous carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects while enabling the company to play an even bigger role in Denmark’s energy transition.

The newly constructed system—described as the most advanced and flexible of its kind in Europe—replicates extreme environmental conditions to ensure that materials have the required durability and wear resistance for their intended use. As an example, this may include storing carbon dioxide (CO2) in a subsoil reservoir, or application elsewhere in CCS infrastructure. 

“The whole world is grappling with the energy transition, and there is no doubt that CO2 storage is part of the solution to the challenges we face,” says Lia Khasanova, commercial director for new energy and climate technology. “It will be an important tool in relation to achieving reduction targets for energy-intensive industries.”

“This new test flow loop has been designed and built from scratch with the ambition to be the most advanced in Europe and can be used, among other things, for testing and qualifying new technologies. In the long-term, there will also be an opportunity to test materials segments of renewable energy, which will enable us to play an important role in energy transition.”

Project Greensand

One of the projects that will utilize the test loop is Project Greensand. This project is described as most mature of its kind in Denmark, with the potential of storing up to 1.5 million tons of CO2 per year by the end of 2025, and up to 8 million tons per year by 2030.  The consortium behind Project Greensand consists of 23 different Danish and international partners who all work to deliver a significant contribution to the “green” energy transition in Denmark. 

As part of this collaboration, Welltec will play a key role in identifying optimal materials while undertaking corrosion testing utilizing the new test capability.

“Since Welltec was founded, we have continued to evolve our service and product offering in line with technology developments and availability,” says Peter Hansen, CEO. “The investments made in this new test facility, and the commitment made to our New Energy and Climate Technology organization, represent a new evolution in line with our industry.”

“We are immensely proud to be able to support new energy initiatives, such as Project Greensand,” Hansen concludes. “Our commitment is to develop and deliver innovative energy technology for future generations. This new testing facility will continue to allow us to do that in a swift and agile way while also helping our clients to do the same.” 

Source: Welltec, www.welltec.com