Aker Solutions has secured its first contract on Northern Lights, a carbon seize and storage (CCS) undertaking initiated by Equinor with companions Shell and Total. The intention is to develop the world’s first storage facility able to receiving CO2 from numerous industrial sources.
The Northern Lights undertaking consists of a CO2 receiving terminal, an offshore pipeline, injection and CO2 storage. Aker Solutions will ship gear for the subsea infrastructure for an early nicely improvement as a call-off from the Equinor framework settlement awarded to the corporate in December 2017.
“Carbon seize and storage performs a vital function within the trade’s efforts to contribute to achievement of the Paris local weather targets,” mentioned Luis Araujo, chief govt officer of Aker Solutions. “We will leverage our in depth expertise with CCS applied sciences on this undertaking in our joint effort to cut back emissions.”
The Norwegian carbon seize and storage demonstration undertaking will probably be based mostly on seize of CO2 from two doable seize websites; Fortum Oslo Varme’s waste-to-energy facility in Oslo and Norcem’s cement manufacturing facility in Brevik, the place Aker Solutions is already engaged on the front-end engineering and design of a carbon seize plant.
The captured CO2 liquid will probably be transported by ship from the seize websites to a brand new CO2 receiving terminal at Naturgassparken in Øygarden, exterior Bergen. The CO2 will then be injected into an acceptable offshore geological storage complicated by way of subsea injection wells and an offshore pipeline from the CO2 receiving terminal. (Source: Aker Solutions – Image: Equinor)
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