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Aker Carbon Capture’s facility for offshore oil and gas fields gets key certification

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Aker Carbon Capture said that the Just Catch Offshore™, a modularised carbon capture facility for offshore installations, was recently qualified by DNV.

DNV is a global assurance provider and classification society for vessels and mobile offshore units. With its leave, Aker Carbon Capture said it is now ready to deploy the Just Catch Offshore™ facility in offshore oil and gas fields.

Aker Carbon Capture’s CEO Valborg Lundegaard said the successful qualification further strengthens the trust from the global offshore its Just Catch Offshore™ offering.

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The proprietary solutions applied for Just Catch Offshore™ can significantly reduce emissions from offshore power generation, Aker Carbon Capture said, providing a critical mechanism for oil and gas projects which have historically been a major source of emissions.

“DNV’s recently published Energy Transition Outlook report reveals that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is indispensable for global decarbonisation efforts, across multiple industry sectors,” said Jørg Aarnes, Global Lead, Hydrogen and CCS, Energy Systems at DNV. “We are pleased to provide validation of the technology in a frontier application area – power generation in the offshore sector. DNV has validated that Aker Carbon Capture’s modular technology Just Catch Offshore™ can capture CO2 from flue gas stemming from turbines on floating offshore installations.”

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Aker Carbon Capture said the oil and gas industry accounted for 25% of Norway’s total emissions in 2021. Considering this, it posits offshore carbon capture solutions (CCS) as a competitive emerging solution.

The offshore facility with Aker Carbon Capture’s proprietary technology is considered fit for harsh weather conditions with severe motions, according to the qualification. The Just Catch Offshore™ solution is now ready for a traditional field development project path, including a front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) delivery and operational support.

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