Engineering giant Technip Energies has been awarded a large engineering, procurement and construction contract by Hafslund Oslo Celsio, Norway's biggest district heating supplier, for what it terms as a "world-firstcarbon capture and storage project" at a waste-to-energy plant in the nation’s capital, Oslo.

The scheme forms part of Norway’s Longship project, where captured carbon dioxide will be liquified and exported to the Equinor-led Northern Lights development — a cross-border, open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure network.

The aim is to capture 400,000 tonnes per annum of CO2 — equivalent to the emissions from around 200,000 cars — with the scheme helping to reduce Oslo’s carbon emissions by 17%.

The project will use the Shell Cansolv CO2 Capture System, which is described as a state-of-the-art amine-based technology for the capture of CO2 from flue gas.

Technip Energies said it has already completed design work for the project.

Chief executive Arnaud Pieton said that Norway is at the forefront of decarbonisation initiatives and added: “By being part of the Hafslund Oslo Celsio project, we will contribute to one of the two projects of Longship, the very first phase of Northern Lights.”

Pieton stressed that the company is committed to leveraging its expertise in CO2 management, its local presence and its alliance with Shell “to successfully deliver this groundbreaking project, a key milestone towards a low-carbon future”.

Technip Energies considers a “large” contract award to be worth between €250 million and €500 million (between $25 million and $50 million).

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