The aim of the paper is to present an analysis of the overall cost for CO2transportation systems; this will be an engineers approach about what is driving the overall cost. Recent studies of CCS projects calculated that the transportation system of the CCS chain is more expensive than previously expected. An engineer's approach with cost background is used to assess what projected transport costs are, how high additional costs may be and where under- or overestimations are made compared to earlier reported values. This investigation will make use of experts in the field, who are able to search through the recently presented Scottish Power CCS Consortium and E.ON FEED (Front-End Engineering and Design) studies and compare these with normally used cost estimation figures, such as can be found in standard cost guides like the DACE handbook. Finally it is concluded that CO2transportation is no simple affair. Only now, after thorough FEED studies, there is some insight in the impact of design choices on the actual expected cost of CO2transport.
Mallon, W., Buit, L., Van Wingerden, J., Lemmens, H., & Eldrup, N. H. (2013). Costs of CO2transportation infrastructures. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 37, pp. 2969–2980). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.183