Aker Carbon Capture to deliver five CO2 capture units to Ørsted

May 15 2023


Aker Carbon Capture ASA has been awarded a large-scale carbon capture project by Ørsted for use at Asnæs Power Station and Avedøre Power Station.

As the carbon capture provider, Aker Carbon Capture will deliver five Just Catch units, additional equipment such as liquefaction systems, and temporary CO2 storage and on-/offloading facilities with an expected total contract value above EUR 200 million. The carbon capture facilities will be delivered to Ørsted’s wood chip-fired Asnæs Power Station and the Avedøre Power Station’s straw-fired boiler and combined will have an installed design capture capacity of 500,000 tonnes CO2 per year.

“We are proud of our partnership with Ørsted and see this project as a milestone for our Just Catch standardized concept, a modular and configurable offering that enables time-efficient deployment of carbon capture units to the mid-scale emitter market. We look forward to working with Ørsted and contributing to their decarbonization journey and to Denmark’s CCUS ambitions,” said Valborg Lundegaard, Aker Carbon Capture’s Chief Executive Officer.  

This follows the 20-year contract award to Ørsted by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) for its CCS project. The funding will enable the realisation of the first full-scale carbon capture and storage value chain in Denmark, delivered by Ørsted, Aker Carbon Capture, Microsoft and Northern Lights.

"The signing of this contract represents the beginning of a groundbreaking CCUS project covering the entire value chain. This collaboration brings together key stakeholders, including government bodies, technology providers, industry leaders, and carbon credit buyers, with the aim of scaling up CCUS deployment and achieving net-zero emissions in hard-to-abate industries. Aker Carbon Capture's standardized solutions, including Just Catch, and strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Ørsted and Microsoft, will create significant growth opportunities in the future,” said Kristian M. Røkke, Aker Carbon Capture’s Chairperson and Aker Horizons Chief Executive Officer.

In this landmark project, Microsoft will purchase several million tonnes of high-quality, durable carbon removal over more than ten?years from the capture and storage of biogenic carbon from Ørsted’s project.?This represents one of the world’s largest carbon removal offtake agreements by volume to date.

The project is subject to signing of the funding contract by Ørsted and the DEA, which completes the funding tender procedure. Such signing is expected to take place shortly after expiry of the mandatory standstill period. 

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