Aker Solutions will provide engineering, procurement and management assistance for the large-scale carbon capture plant to be located at Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik, Norway.
Once complete, the plant is thought to become the world’s first large-scale capture plant at a cement producer, capture approximately 400,000 metric tonnes of CO2 annually.
Aker Carbon Capture is the main contractor for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and will apply its proprietary and patented technology for carbon capture.
The company is further responsible for the delivery of a complete, new facility for capture, intermittent storage and offloading of CO2, with integrated waste-heat recovery.
Commenting on the project, Kjetel Digre, CEO of Aker Solutions, said, “This is a key step for Aker Solutions’ strategy to be the supplier that enables customers and societies to accelerate the transition to more sustainable industry activities.”
“Through close collaboration we will complement Aker Carbon Capture in their role as main contractor and specialists on CCS technology. For the Norcem facility in Brevik, we will contribute with our strong expertise in engineering and project management.”
Valborg Lundegaard, CEO of Aker Carbon Capture, added, “We are pleased to have Aker Solutions supporting Aker Carbon Capture in this ground-breaking project, reflecting the partnership set-up and mindset between the companies.”
The development in Brevik is part of the Norwegian government’s Longship demonstration project to realise the full value chain for carbon capture and storage. Longship also includes the development of new installations for permanent storage in the seabed off the west coast of Norway.