Supported by the Dutch government and the European Commission, the project reflects the goals set out in the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2015, where world leaders committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to keep the global average temperature well below the 2°C threshold.

Nothing like the ROAD project has ever been done on such a large scale in Europe. As such, technical innovation, regulatory approval and public opinion must all come together for the project to succeed.The ROAD project marks an important step in the country’s energy transition strategy, and is expected to be operational in 2020.

Project facts

  • Period
    2015-2020
  • To reduce emissions by capturing 1.1 million tonnes of CO₂ every year produced by a new coal-fired power plant, storing it 3km under the North Sea in a depleted gas field.
  • Services
    Royal HaskoningDHV  is supporting during feasibility stage by carrying out the Environmental Impact Assessment, assessing potential consequences of the demonstration project as well as gaining all appropriate permits.