First heavy lift in the bag at Brevik CCS
A 50 metres tall absorber unit weighing approximately 202 tons has been set in its place at the Heidelberg Materials pioneer project in Brevik. The company noted the highly complex lift was a major milestone.
“Yesterday we installed the first part of the absorber in the carbon capture plant. The absorber is in many ways the heart of the carbon capture process because it is where the flue gases are separated,” said Tor Gautestad, Operational Manager for Brevik CCS.
The complete absorber unit installation on site will take some 10 to 14 days
Gautstad said that the ongoing operation is symbolic and important. “Now everyone can see with their own eyes what we’ve been working so hard on. This lift has been planned for many months and years, and it was a very complex task where many partners were involved,” he said.
“The leeway was only down to 1 mm in the end, which isn’t much when you’re moving something of this size. Excellent engineering and collaboration, and as always – safety was key,” said Gautestad.
Second heavy lift to follow shortly
Heavy lifting will continue immediately the week after when the absorber stack will be mounted on top of the absorber. The absorber will then be over 100 meters tall, a height in comparison higher than the Big Ben in London. To achieve this, the crane, which is close to 75 meters today, will be further elevated to a height of 115 meters.
“I’m looking forward to next week’s lift as well, hopefully, it will be another spectacular lift and really showcase to the world that we’ve moved another step towards finalisation of the world’s first full-size carbon capture unit at a cement plant,” Gautestad said.
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