Carbon capture provider Aker Carbon Capture and Ørsted, a Danish multinational energy company, announced on June 15 that they had signed a contract to develop a large-scale CO2 capture project for Ørsted’s Kalundborg Hub in Denmark.
Aker Carbon Capture will provide Ørsted with five Just Catch units, as well as additional equipment such as liquefaction systems, temporary carbon storage, and on-loading and offloading facilities, worth an expected total of over €200 million ($219 million).
The Just Catch units are standardized CO2 capture plants for the delivery of pure carbon for various applications. They will be delivered to Ørsted’s wood chip-fired Asnæs Power Station and the Avedøre Power Station’s straw-fired boiler. Combined, the five plants will have an installed design CO2 capture capacity of 500,000 metric tons annually.
The new contract follows a 20-year contract award Ørsted by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) for the company’s CO2 capture and storage project, which was signed this May. DEA’s contract award will allow Ørsted to launch the first full-scale CO2 capture project and storage value chain in Denmark, in collaboration with Aker, Microsoft, and Northern Lights.
“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,” said Valborg Lundegaard, Aker Carbon Capture’s Chief Executive Officer.