EPMC contract for new European CO2 test centre goes to Aibel

London, UK 9 April, 2008

Strategic project reflects global interest in large scale CO2 capture

The engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for the new European CO2 test centre, to be established at StatoilHydro’s Mongstad production plant on the west coast of Norway, has been awarded to Aibel. The Test Centre Mongstad (TCM), as it is known, is the result of an agreement between the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and StatoilHydro, to establish a full scale CO2 capture and storage site. The key objectives are to test, verify and demonstrate novel CO2 capture technologies for national as well as international application. Reducing financial, technical and environmental risk for later full scale applications of the tested technologies is another critical focus area.

Aibel’s president and CEO, R. Rasmus Sunde comments: “Being named the contractor of choice for such a prestigious project has great significance for us. Not only does it endorse our capabilities, but making carbon dioxide capture and storage a reality is a common goal for the energy sector worldwide and we are proud to be playing such a pivotal role in a project at the forefront of sector development.”

The Aibel scope of work comprises engineering, procurement and construction management for all new required process and utility systems, infrastructure and tieins to the refinery and at the new gas power plant which is also under development at the site. Work has already started and the test centre is planned to be completed winter 2010/2011 with CO2 capture testing commencing spring 2011.

The engineering work will be carried out at Aibel’s offices at Billingstad outside Oslo and peak manning will involve around 150 people. Fabrication/installation at Mongstad is planned to take place from 2009.

Two CO2 capture technologies will be tested at the centre, and Vendor contracts for these will be awarded separately. Scope outside these two technology packages is covered by the EPCM contract. The owners of the TCM are Gassnova, Dong Energy AS, Vattenfall AB, AS Norske Shell and StatoilHydro, with Gassnova representing the Norwegian State in the project.


For more information, contact:

Ola Bøsterud
Senior Vice President Marketing and Communications
Tel: +47 85 27 26 78
Mob: +47 909 54 743
E-mail: ola.bosterud@aibel.com



Aibel (www.aibel.com) is a leading provider of products and services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

We provide production facilities, process systems, technology and products and, on behalf of our oil company, shipowner and field operator customers, we maintain, operate and modify on- and offshore facilities around the world. Our involvement in a project from day one ensures maximum optimization, right along the value chain.

A multicultural company with over 100 years of industry experience and more than 7,000 professionals, our dedication to meeting our customers’ needs is matched only by our equal commitment to innovation, integrity, safety and environmental sustainability.


Published 2008-04-09, 08:00 CET Updated 2011-01-19, 13:39 CET

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