Norway – As a founding member of the LINCCS (linking carbon capture and storage) consortium, Wärtsilä will play a key role in the development of maritime carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
The LINCCS project aims to reduce the cost of new carbon storage facilities by 70% while also accelerating the development of carbon capture technology in a variety of industries. The Norwegian government’s Green Platform Initiative announced this week that the LINCCS consortium would receive 111 million Norwegian kroner over the next three years to support the funding.
Carbon capture aids maritime decarbonization
Carbon capture technology has the potential to be a substantial enabler of the maritime industry’s decarbonization. In acknowledgement of this, one of the LINCCS project’s key work streams is to bring a marine CCS solution to market. This work-stream will be led by Wärtsilä, with assistance from the Sustainable Energy Catapult Center and SINTEF Energy. This contribution will be added to broader, cross-industry CCS advancements by project partners including as Aker Solutions, Cognite, Aize, AGR, OpenGoSim, Wintershall Dea, Vr Energi, Lundin, Equinor, and TotalEnergies.
Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment will expand its engineering site in Moss, Norway, to develop, test, and evaluate CCS systems in order to assist CCS technology development. This will bring the technology to the point where it can be fully tested on a vessel.
The study will be aided by complementary knowledge from the Wärtsilä group. With years of experience in both exhaust gas abatement technologies and cryogenic gas handling systems, the organization is well positioned to serve the entire carbon capture and storage infrastructure chain, from exhaust through ultimate sequestration.