Energy transition technology company Technip Energies (Technip) has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract that will see it developing what will be a world-first for carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Worth somewhere between €250m and €500m, the contract  – supplied by Norway heating firm Hafslund Oslo Celsio – will see Technip integrating the carbon capture plant into Hafslund’s waste-to-energy plant located in Oslo, ready to capture 400,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, equivalent to 17% of the city’s emissions. 

Shell’s amine based CANSOLV CO2 Capture System will be used to capture CO2 from the plant’s flue gas before being liquefied and transported to Northern Lights as part of the Longship project. 

What is Northern Lights?

A joint effort between Equinor, Shell, and Total, Northern Lights is a transport and storage project associated with Longship - a $2.7bn CCS project developed by the Norwegian government.

“Norway is at the forefront of decarbonisation initiatives and, by being part of Hafslund Oslo Celsio project, we will contribute to one of the two projects of Longship, the very first Phase of North Lights,” commented Arnaud Pieton, CEO, Technip Energies. 

Source: Technip Energies

Project delivery will mark the culmination a several year-long journey which saw Technip complete a design competition, provide, and test a pilot unit, and collaborate with Hafslund to optimise project economics.