Ports of Stockholm has begun a Feasibility Study to establish a node for captured carbon dioxide at Stockholm Norvik Port, together with leading CCS emitters and actors.
An overall proof of concept study has been carried out with all the participating stakeholders to clarify the prerequisites and conditions for establishing interim storage facilities at Stockholm Norvik Port. Ports of Stockholm has now begun an in-depth Feasibility Study with the goal to develop a system solution proposal. The study includes risk analyses, business models and permit considerations. The project has been named NICE – Norvik Infrastructure CCS East Sweden.
The long-term goals are to increase the possibilities for emission reduction and the negative emissions by establishing a regional, sustainable and cost-efficient infrastructure for carbon dioxide capture, interim storage and transportation in eastern Sweden. The solution for transportation and handling between the producing facilities and the end capture sites would be a major contributor to Sweden achieving its environmental goals.
The system will be open to third-party access to be even more cost-efficient and increase the potential for reduced emissions and negative emissions over the longer-term. The work will also inspire others to establish similar regional collaborations with regard to carbon dioxide infrastructure.
The Feasibility Study will function to provide support for future decision-making by Ports of Stockholm and other stakeholders about the possibilities to go further with the planning for a regional carbon dioxide hub at Stockholm Norvik. The Feasibility Study will be carried out in collaboration with Stockholm Exergi, Mälarenergi, Söderenergi, Vattenfall, Heidelberg Materials, Nordkalk and Plagazi.
The proposed transport solution would be able to handle a significant proportion of the carbon dioxide transport from Sweden, potentially around 9 million tonnes per year, with a potential to become the largest of all similar projects in Sweden. With state-of-the-art facilities and the perfect location in the heart of the Stockholm region, Stockholm Norvik can be a part of and an enabler of the sustainable transport and infrastructure solution of the future.