CCS Project 'Longship'
In September 2020, the Norwegian Government laid out its plans detailing Langskip (Longship in English), a Norwegian demonstration project for carbon capture and storage in a white paper to the Parliament. Longship comprises of carbon capture from Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik in Porsgrunn municipality as the initial capture facility. Norcem will capture approximately 400,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. The CO2 will be transported by ship to a reception terminal in Øygarden municipality, and by pipeline to a well, in which CO2 will be injected into a storage formation (saline aquifer) beneath the seabed. Northern Lights, which is a joint venture company owned by Equinor, Shell, and Total are developing the CO2 transport and storage solution. The solution has been designed to cater for a phased development where the first phase which is part of the Longship funding scheme and has a yearly CO2 storage capacity of approximately 1.5 million tonnes for 25 years.
The government also wants to realise a carbon capture facility at Fortum Oslo Varme’s waste incineration facility in Klemetsrud in Oslo municipality, on the condition that Fortum Oslo Varme contributes a sufficient amount of own funding and funding from the EU or other sources. If realized, Fortum Oslo Varme's capture plant will add another 400,000 tonnes of CO2 per year to Longship.
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