Gassnova and Statoil have informed that a CO2 receiving terminal will be located at the premises of CCB Kollsnes in the Naturgassparken industrial area in the municipality of Øygarden, Bergen, Norway.
The establishment of an onshore CO2 storage plant is part of the Norwegian authorities’ plans for developing full-scale CO2 handling in Norway. CO2 will be captured from onshore industrial plants in Eastern Norway and transported by ship from the capture area to the onshore reception plant.
At this plant, the CO2 will be pumped from the ship to onshore tanks before it is sent in a pipeline and injected for permanent storage 1000-2000 meters below the seabed.
“Our decision to select CCB Kollsnes is based on an overall evaluation of factors such as safety, technical and commercial conditions, costs and expansion possibilities,” said project director Sverre Overå in Statoil. “This is a key milestone ensuring necessary progress in the project.”
Construction of the full-scale project including the onshore terminal is subject to the Norwegian parliament making a positive investment decision, scheduled for 2019.
In June 2017, Statoil was assigned studies to mature a CO2 storage facility, and to establish cost estimates for a possible investment decision. The project has been strengthened by Shell and Total joining as collaboration partners. Gassnova has also extended the scope by including the study for ship transport.
Following the site selection, contracts will be awarded for engineering of site preparation, administration building and marine structures, processing facility and pipelines from the onshore plant to the offshore injection well. A contract for assistance in preparing the environmental impact assessment and zoning plan has already been awarded.