Aker Solutions Bags Contract for the Brevik Carbon Capture Project
Aker Solutions has secured a contract from Aker Carbon Capture for engineering, procurement and management assistance to realize the CO2
Aker Solutions has secured a contract from Aker Carbon Capture for engineering, procurement and management assistance to realize the CO2 capture plant at Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik in Norway. The project will start in January 2021 and work will be completed in 2024. The contract has a value of about NOK 500 million. The plant will become the world’s first large-scale capture plant at a cement producer, capturing some 400,000 metric tons of CO2 annually.
Aker Carbon Capture is the main contractor for engineering, procurement and construction and will apply its proprietary and patented technology for carbon capture. The company is responsible for the delivery to Norcem HeidelbergCement of a complete new facility for capture, intermittent storage and offloading of CO2, with integrated waste-heat recovery. Aker Solutions’ scope includes engineering, procurement and management assistance (EPMa) for the new installation.
The development in Brevik is part of the Norwegian government’s Longship demonstration project to realise the full value chain for carbon capture and storage. Longship also includes the development of new installations for permanent storage in the seabed off the west coast of Norway. On December 17, 2020, Aker Solutions announced contracts of about NOK 1.3 billion for delivering the CO2 receiving facilities Northern Lights, as well as subsea equipment for injecting captured CO2 into a reservoir for permanent storage. The CO2 captured in Brevik will be transported to the Northern Lights project for permanent storage.