ABB has been contracted by engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor Aker Solutions to deliver the main electrical, automation and safety systems for Norway’s Northern Lights project. Northern Lights is the first industrial carbon capture and storage project to develop an open and flexible infrastructure to safely store CO2 from industries across Europe. The first phase of the project is due to be completed in mid-2024 and will have the capacity to permanently store up to 1.5 million tons of CO2 per year, with the ambition to expand to over five million tons per year in a second development phase.
ABB’s automation, electrical and digital solutions will be integrated into the Northern Lights project to enable the remote operation of a new carbon capture terminal and ensure that the facility runs at optimum efficiency.
Purpose-built ships will transport captured and liquefied CO2 from emitters to the Northern Lights Øygarden Terminal in western Norway, which will be remotely operated from Equinor’s facilities. To enable remote operations, ABB will build a state-of-the-art Extended Operator Workstation at the Northern Lights Terminal, to minimize response times and support 24/7 remote operations.