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Northern Lights Project Milestone for Aker Solutions

The picture shows the large scale of this pioneering project, with the first of the 242-tonne storage tanks now in place. Photo: Aker Solutions.
By Linea Bancel|Published 12 April 2023|Category: News

Energy Valley member, Aker Solutions has installed the first of 12 CO2 storage tanks at the Northern Lights CO2-receiving facility in Øygarden, Norway.

Aker Solution is a key contractor to Equinor and will deliver the engineering, procurement, and construction for the onshore facility. 

“From planning to installation, our engineering, construction, and marine operations teams in Stord and Fornebu played a key role in reaching this latest milestone,” they write on LinkedIn.  

Northern Lights is a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project initiated by Equinor with partners Shell and Total. Northern Lights is developing the world’s first open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure. 

When in operation the facility will handle 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year and will look to expand the capacity to above five million tonnes per year for phase 2.