Aker Carbon Capture has won a carbon capture contract from Orsted, a leader in renewable energy, for its Orsted Kalundborg Hub in Denmark.
Aker Carbon Capture will deliver five Just Catch units, equipments such as liquefaction systems, and temporary CO2 storage and on-/offloading facilities with an expected total contract value above EUR 200 million.
The carbon capture facilities will be delivered to Orsted’s wood chip-fired Asnæs Power Station and the Avedøre Power Station’s straw-fired boiler and combined will have an installed design capture capacity of 500,000 tonnes CO2 per year.
This follows the 20-year contract award to Orsted by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) for its carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The funding will enable the realization of the first full-scale carbon capture and storage value chain in Denmark, delivered by Orsted, Aker Carbon Capture, Microsoft and Northern Lights.
The collaboration established in 2021 between Aker Carbon Capture, Orsted and Microsoft is now bringing concrete climate action through biogenic carbon capture and storage, delivering large-scale carbon removal.
Orsted aims to be carbon neutral by 2025. Earlier this year, Orsted and Aker Carbon Capture signed a Letter of Intent for the delivery of two Just Catch units, which will form part of the Orsted Kalundborg Hub.
Microsoft will purchase several million tons of durable carbon removal over more than ten years from the capture and storage of biogenic carbon from Orsted’s project. This represents one of the world’s largest carbon removal offtake agreements by volume to date.
The project is subject to signing of the funding contract by Orsted and the DEA, which completes the funding tender procedure.