Houston, Tex.-based KBR, Inc. has been awarded the Concept and FEED (front-end engineering design) contract by Statoil for their Northern Lights Project to develop an onshore carbon dioxide storage terminal in Norway.
The terminal is a key component of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration project being undertaken by Gassnova, where Statoil, in partnership with Shell and Total are responsible for transport and storage. The work will be performed by KBR in conjunction with its Granherne subsidiary. In addition to the CO2 storage terminal, the engineering scope will address the import jetty topsides, the CO2 re-injection lines and associated utilities.
The first phase of this project will provide storage for up to 1.5 million tons of CO2 per year. Gas captured from onshore industrial plants in eastern Norway will be transported by ship to the onshore terminal. The project will allow for further expansion to receive additional gas volumes, with the aim of stimulating new commercial carbon capture projects in Norway, Europe and other countries around the world.
Construction of the full-scale project, including the onshore terminal, is subject to the Norwegian parliament making a positive investment decision, scheduled for 2019.