Northern Lights Project Milestone

Stainless steel to Aker Solutions for the Northern Lights Project

Northern Lights Project storage tank being lifted by crane

We proudly announce that we delivered stainless steel plates and profiles to Aker Solutions for the Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage project, part of the Norwegian government’s Longship project.

Aker Solutions has installed the first of 12 CO2 storage tanks at the Northern Lights CO2-receiving facility in Øygarden, Norway. The images show the scale of the project, with the first of the 242-tonne storage tanks now in place.

Plates and profiles we delivered are mainly in grade 1.4404/316L and supplied by our European partners with an average recycled content of more than 90 %, resulting in lower CO2 emissions and minimal environmental impact.

The first of the 242-tonne storage tanks now in place.

The Northern Lights project aims to store liquified CO2 offshore as a safe and permanent solution. The project will play a significant role in the Norwegian climate solution as it will initially enable capture and storage of 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 annually that would otherwise be emitted.

Liquified CO2 will be transported from onshore industrial capture sources to storage offshore. The liquid CO2 will be injected 2.5 km under the seabed in the North Sea for permanent storage.

Published: 21 Apr 23

By: Elisabeth Kruiderink