Full scale: capture, transport and storage of CO2

Fortum Oslo Varme and Norcem are planning to build their own capture facilities that will deliver CO2 to the Northern Lights consortium (Equinor, Shell and Total) which is handling transportation and storage.


The CO2 will be transported by ship from the east to the west coast  of Norway where Northern Lights will pump it via a pipeline to an area in the North Sea, before safely storing it more than 3 kilometers below the sea bed.


The technical specifications for the Full-scale CCS project are as follows: 

Fortum Oslo Varme

  • Capture of 400 000 tonnes CO2 per year  
  • Amine technology 
  • Includes CO2 cleaning, liquefaction and buffer storage (4 days)
  • Delivering CO2 to Northern Lights at quayside 

Norcem

  • Capture of 400 000 tonnes CO2 per year  
  • Amine technology 
  • CO2 cleaning, liquefaction and buffer storage (4 days) 
  • Delivering CO2 to Northern Lights at quayside

Transport

  • 1 ship per capture plant
  • Transport distance about 700 km 
  • Liquefied state of CO2 (15 barg, -26°C) 
  • Onshore terminal in Øygarden (west coast Norway) with buffer storage, pump and heater 
  • 110 km pipeline, 12 inche diameter

Storage

  • Storage 3000 meters under the sea bed in the North Sea 
  • One injection well with scope for expansion