CCS is a necessary solution to decarbonise industry and reach net zero goals. Northern Lights is developing an open and flexible infrastructure to transport CO2 from capture sites by ship to a receiving terminal in western Norway for intermediate storage, before being transported by pipeline for safe and permanent storage in a reservoir 2,600 metres under the seabed.
The first phase development of the project is the transport and storage component of Longship, the Norwegian Government’s full-scale carbon capture and storage project. Longship aims to demonstrate the potential of this decarbonisation approach to Europe and the world.
By developing an open-source infrastructure for CO2 transport and storage, Northern Lights aims to contribute to establishing a commercial CCS market in Europe. On schedule to be ready to receive CO2 in 2024, Northern Lights will be the first to deliver cross-border CO2 transport and storage as a service.