SUMMARY

The pre-FEED scope encompasses CO2 capture, compression, purification, liquefaction, and temporary storage systems at the Heimdal waste-to-energy plant.

By Shardul Sharma

Aker Carbon Capture has been awarded a pre-FEED contract for renewable energy company Statkraft's Heimdal waste-to-energy plant, it said on April 1. 

The pre-FEED scope encompasses CO2 capture, compression, purification, liquefaction, and temporary storage systems at the Heimdal waste-to-energy plant. Subsequently, the liquid CO2 will be transported via trucks to an export terminal for shipment to permanent storage locations.

By capturing and permanently storing these emissions, Aker Carbon Capture estimates a potential reduction of up to 25% in CO₂ emissions for Trondheim municipality. 

"The decarbonisation of the waste-to-energy industry is crucial in achieving Norway's ambitious climate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030," said Jon Christopher Knudsen, COO at Aker Carbon Capture. 

Aker Carbon Capture was previously awarded a full FEED contract by Hafslund Oslo Celsio in 2023. This contract pertains to the development of carbon capture infrastructure at their waste-to-energy facility in Klemetsrud, Oslo, Norway. Leveraging Aker Carbon Capture's modularised Just Catch 400 unit, the project aims to capture up to 400,000 tonnes/year of CO2.

Statkraft is also a member of 'CCS Midt-Norge', an industry cluster for CO2 capture and storage in central Norway, representing about 1.5mn tonnes/year CO2 emissions.