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West Welding to partner with Aker Solutions in industrial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project

The investment will cut the CO2 emissions of the Norcem plant by around 400,000 tonnes. (image: Norcem, HeidelbergCement)

West Welding has signed a contract with Norway’s Aker Solutions for the delivery of waste heat recovery units as part of a carbon capture storage (CCS) project in Brevik, in southern Norway. The deliveries are part of the world’s first industrial-scale CCS plant at a cement plant, which is being delivered by Aker Carbon Capture. The final customer is Europe’s largest cement producer, Germany’s HeidelbergCement.

The project aims at significantly reducing the CO2 emissions at HeidelbergCement’s Norcem cement production plant. The plant is one of the largest CO2 emission points in Norway and the new investment will cut the annual emissions of the plant by about 400,000 tonnes CO2 – or nearly 1 percent of all of Norway’s total emissions.

The scale of the investment is significant to West Welding, and the contract is one of the biggest single contracts in the company’s history. West Welding’s Project Director Panu Perasto commented on the contract news:

”It is great to see this project moving forward. We want to thank Aker Solutions and Aker Carbon Capture for their trust to extend our long collaboration with this innovative project. We are delighted to join this project that aims at lowering CO2 emissions in Norway.  This contract supports our strategy to broaden our expertise in the clean tech sector and expand our presence in Scandinavia.”

West Welding will begin project deliveries in 2022 and the CCS plant is expected to start operating in 2024.

 

For more information please contact:

Project Director, Panu Perasto

Tel. +358 50 302 9910, panu.perasto@westwelding.fi

Marketing Manager, Helmi Simonen

Tel. +358 50 441 6580, helmi.simonen@westwelding.fi