Aker Solutions has landed another contract related to the Norwegian government’s Nkr20 billion (US$2.3 billion) Longship carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.
Aker confirmed Tuesday it had been awarded a contract to provide engineering, procurement and management assistance on a carbon capture project at Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik, Norway.
The Norwegian contractor will be responsible for the delivery of the facility designed for capture, intermittent storage and offloading of carbon dioxide, with integrated waste-heat recovery.
The plant will capture roughly 400,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum and Aker claims it will be the world’s first large-scale capture plant at a cement producer.
Aker will start work on the project in January next year, with completion anticipated in 2024.
The plant forms part of the Norweigan government’s wider Longship full-scale CCS project, which will be the first ever cross-border, open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure network.
It also adds to the contracts Aker was awarded last week by Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor on the Northern Lights CCS project, which also forms part of Longship.
The Northern Lights project will see an onshore plant receive and store liquid CO2 before it is exported through a pump and pipeline system for injection offshore in reservoirs under the North Sea.
Phase one of the Longship CCS project is expected to be completed by mid-2024 and will have a capacity of up to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per annum.