Aker Solutions ASA : Aker Solutions to perform world's first tests for capture
of CO2 from cement industry
16 May 2013 - Aker Solutions has won a contract to test and study the capture
of carbon dioxide (CO) from flue gas emitted by the cement industry. The
award from Norcem, in cooperation with the European Cement Research Academy
(ECRA) marks the first time technology to capture CO is used at a cement
Aker Solutions to perform world’s first tests for capture of CO2 from cement
industryAker Solutions will perform long-term testing on the actual flue gas
to select optimum chemical solvent for high content CO flue gas at Norcem's
plant in Brevik, Norway. Tests will be performed with Aker Solutions' in-house
developed Mobile Test Unit (MTU). The MTU is a fully fledged CO capture
plant that includes all processes and functions you will find in a large scale
The project results will provide Norcem and its parent company
HeidelbergCement, valuable information for future decision-making on reduction
in CO emissions, and help the European cement industry understand the use
of technology for future full-scale CO capture from cement production
"The cement industry is a major emitter of CO and there is a potential to
reduce emissions substantially," says Henning Østvig, Head of Front End &
Technology in Aker Solutions. "We really look forward to working with Norcem,
HeidelbergCement and ECRA in this important forward-looking project."
"HeidelbergCement and Norcem have already taken major steps in reducing the
emissions of CO from the production of cement," says Per Brevik, Director
Alternative Fuels at HeidelbergCement Northern Europe. "The next important
step is CO-capture. We look forward to testing the technology together with
The cement industry aligns strategy and practical testing and project
experience through ECRA, whose mission is to advance innovation in the cement
industry within the context of sustainable development and to communicate the
latest knowledge and research findings in cement and concrete technology. With
a membership of over 40 leading cement producers worldwide, ECRA supports and
conducts research activities on the production of cement.
ECRA members picked Norcem Brevik as the site for ECRA operational
CO-capture test project. The project is supported and partly financed by
the CLIMIT programme, which is managed by Gassnova in cooperation with the
Research Council of Norway.
Aker Solutions has developed CO-technology solutions since the early 1990s.
A separate company, Aker Clean Carbon, was established in 2007 as a company
under Aker ASA to commercialise carbon capture technology. Aker Solutions took
full ownership of Aker Clean Carbon in 2012 and carbon capture and storage
activities are an integrated part of Aker Solutions.
The contract value is undisclosed.
For further information, please contact:
Ivar Simensen, Vice President Communications, Aker Solutions. Tel: +47 46 40
23 17, E-mail: email@example.com
For further information about sourcing and potential subcontracts for this
project, please visit www.akersolutions.com/suppliers
Aker Solutions provides oilfield products, systems and services for customers
in the oil and gas industry world-wide. The company's knowledge and
technologies span from reservoir to production and through the life of a
Aker Solutions brings together engineering and technologies for oil and gas
drilling, field development and production. The company employs approximately
28 000 people in more than 30 countries. We apply the knowledge and create and
use technologies that deliver our customers' solutions.
Aker Solutions ASA is the parent company in the group, which consists of a
number of separate legal entities. Aker Solutions is used as the common brand
and trademark for most of these entities. In 2012 Aker Solutions had
aggregated annual revenues of approximately NOK 45 billion. The company is
listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
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