Handover of capture reports
Fortum Oslo Varme and Norcem have completed their Front End Engineering studies, which is an important milestone for their projects.
– With this milestone, you are finished with planning full-scale carbon capture at your plants. I would like to congratulate you with this milestone, which is important for both jobs and value creation in the future industry in Grenland and Oslo, but not the least for Europe, said Gassnova’s CEO to Per Brevik of Norcem/HeidelbergCement and Jannicke Bjerkås of Fortum Oslo Varme when the event was marked at Gassnova’s premises on Monday.
Together with their partners and subcontractors, the two companies have put in a significant amount of work during the 2.5 years of concept and FEED studies.
Gassnova is now entering an evaluation phase where our carbon capture and storage experts go through all parts of the reports. The FEED studies have a comprehensive documentation that we will thoroughly study. The capture studies must also be seen in the context of the FEED studies of transport and storage.
Gassnova will provide input related to evaluation of the projects, professional assessments of the overall nature of the potential CCS chains and socio-economic assessments to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (OED). The Ministry will add its own assessments from, among other things, the commercial agreements for the construction and operational phase and quality assurance from the state’s own quality assurance provider.
Next, the Norwegian parliament (Storting) will make a decision how to proceed in the autumn of 2020.
All the knowledge generated in the reports will be very interesting also for stakeholders and subsequent projects.