NCC contracted by Ørsted to construct carbon capture plant in Denmark

NCC has signed an agreement with the energy company Ørsted to construct a carbon capture and storage plant in Denmark. The project is expected to be completed in late 2025.

Denmark’s largest energy company Ørsted has been commissioned by the Danish Energy Agency to construct two plants that can capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2). NCC’s contract encompasses the construction of foundations, buildings and tubular bridges for the facility at the Asnæs Power Station in Kalundborg, which is expected to capture 280,000 tons of biogenic CO2 annually.

“We are proud that we can make a contribution toward Ørsted’s and Denmark’s ambitions to capture and store carbon dioxide. Work is fully underway preparing and sharing knowledge about how we can plan, construct and lead construction projects that can solve some of our most complex societal problems,” says Kenneth Nilsson, Head of NCC Infrastructure.

The project marks the first stage in the establishment of large-scale COinfrastructure in Denmark.

“We look forward to starting work together with NCC. Many different initiatives are needed to slow climate change, and our project will make a significant contribution to realizing the politically agreed climate targets in Denmark for 2025 and 2030,” says Ole Thomsen, Senior Vice President and Head of Ørsted’s Bioenergy business.

Work will commence in early 2024 and is expected to be completed at the end of 2025.

The assignment is worth about SEK 300 million in total and will be registered during the first and second quarter of 2024 in the NCC Infrastructure business area.

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