Capturing industry gas emissions and burying them underground is one way the world is hoping to slow global warming.
Carbon Capture has been the subject of renewed global interest and attention. From this, the promise of increased investment, greater deployment and accelerated innovation. New carbon capture projects are growing, supported by national climate targets and new policy incentives.
The Norwegian government has launched an ambitious large-scale project called Longship, which involves capturing CO2 from industrial sources in the Oslo Fjord region and shipping liquid CO2 to an onshore terminal on the Norwegian west coast.
The Longship project includes the construction of several plants in different phases:
- Longship Northern Lights is the part of the project that is responsible for the development and operation of CO2 transport and storage facilities and is operated by the Join Venture "Northern Lights JV", owned by Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies.
- As part of Longship, Norcem’s location in Brevik may become the world’s first cement factory equipped with a CO2 capture plant.
- Fortum Oslo Varme plans to capture 400,000 tonnes of CO2 from their energy recovery plant in Oslo.
- Johansen Formation will be the place where CO2 will be stored
IDESA is familiar with carbon capture technology and projects, and in 2021 was awarded by Aker Solutions AS with two contracts for the supply of CO2 storage tanks:
Brevik Project. Being the world´s first industrial-scale CCS project at a cement production plant, the Brevik carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, located in Norway, will permit the capture of 400,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and its transportation for permanent storage.
Northern Lights Project. The world´s first open available infrastructure enabling transport of CO2, from industrial capture sites to a terminal for intermediate storage, before being transported by pipeline for permanent storage under the seabed. Northern Lights Project is the transport and storage part of the Norwegian Government´s full-scale carbon capture and storage project that Equinor is developing together with Shell and Total as equal partners.
Fabrication of the storage tanks manufactured and insulated by IDESA began in late 2021. Completion of the works is scheduled for September 2022.