Welltec® has officially opened its new Test Flow Loop facility in Esbjerg, which will provide essential corrosion testing for numerous Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects, enabling the company to play an even bigger role in the energy transition in Denmark. The newly constructed system – which is the most advanced and flexible of its kind in Europe – replicates extreme environmental conditions, and therefore ensures that materials have the required durability and wear resistance for their intended use, e.g., storing CO2 in a subsoil reservoir, or application elsewhere in CCS infrastructure.
One of the projects that will utilize the test loop is Project Greensand – the most mature project 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 of CO2 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 transition in Denmark. Welltec will play a key role in Project Greensand to identify optimal materials and undertake corrosion testing utilizing the new test capability.