First major shipment delivered for the Brevik carbon capture project

First major shipment delivered for the Brevik carbon capture project

K2 Project Forwarding, a joint venture by Peak Group and deugro group, has completed the first delivery for the Brevik carbon capture project.

In December 2020, the Norwegian parliament approved the investment in a full-scale carbon capture facility at the HeidelbergCement Norcem plant in Brevik, Norway. The Brevik carbon capture and storage (CCS) project will enable the capture of 400,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and the transportation for permanent storage, making it the first industrial-scale CCS project at a cement production plant in the world. The total investment in the project is estimated at NOK 11.2 billion ($1.1 billion).

The goal is to start CO2 separation from the cement production process by 2024. The end result will be a 50 percent cut of emissions from the cement produced at the plant.

K2 Project Forwarding noted that the shipment from Pori in Finland was the first main shipment to the CCS facility. The shipment contained three units with a total weight of 160 tons, plus additional equipment.

First major shipment delivered for the Brevik carbon capture project
Photo source: Aker Carbon Capture

CO2 will be transported by ship from the capture plant to an onshore facility on the Norwegian West Coast for temporary storage. CO2 will then be transported via a pipeline to a subsea formation in the North Sea for storage. Equinor, with its partners Shell and Total, are responsible for the planning of the storage facility. HeidelbergCement and the state-owned energy major Equinor, signed a memorandum of understanding on the capture and storage of CO2 in September 2019.

Aker Carbon Capture is the main contractor for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) 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.

This project is considered one of the largest environmental projects ever initiated within Norwegian industry, and is of great importance not only for the companies involved, but also for Norway and the EU in terms of reaching climate goals.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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