What we do

Northern Lights enables the mitigation of industrial process emissions for which there is currently no scalable solution, accelerates the decarbonisation of European industry, and facilitates the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Accelerating decarbonisation

We are developing an open and flexible infrastructure to transport CO2 from capture sites by ship to a terminal in western Norway for intermediate storage, before being transported by pipeline for permanent storage in a reservoir 2,600 metres under the seabed.

Our transport and storage facilities will offer safe and permanent underground storage to industries from across Europe.

The project is the transport and storage component of Longship, the Norwegian Government’s full-scale carbon capture and storage project Northern Lights will be the first ever cross-border, open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure network. Phase one of the project will be completed in 2024 with a capacity of up to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

  • Once the CO2  is captured onshore, it will be transported by newly designed ships, injected and permanently stored 2,600 metres below the seabed of the North Sea.
  • The CO2 receiving terminal will be located at the premises of Naturgassparken industrial area in the municipality of Øygarden in western Norway.
  • The CO2  storage complex has been named Aurora and is part of Exploitation Licence EL001 which was awarded in January 2019.
  • In March 2020, the Eos confirmation well was successfully drilled and completed, confirming the reservoir characteristics and storage capacity.
  • The Northern Lights JV was launched in March 2021.

Our ambition is to expand capacity by an additional 3.5 million tonnes to a total of 5 million tonnes, dependent on market demand. However, the receiving terminal, offshore pipeline, and the umbilical to the offshore template will be built to accommodate the additional volumes.

Both phases will offer flexibility to receive CO2  from European sources, in addition to the 800,000 tonnes of CO2  per year, which will come from Longship, assuming both of the initial Norwegian capture projects are realised.

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CO2 receiving terminal at the premises of Naturgassparken industrial area in the municipality of Øygarden in western Norway.