Hafslund Oslo Celsio - Klemetsrud CCS Project Details

1. Key Information

Project ID1684
Project NameHafslund Oslo Celsio - Klemetsrud CCS Project
Alternative NameKlemetsrud
LocationKlemetsrud, near Oslo
Regulation Status
Primary Company / AllianceWaste-to-Energy Agency of Oslo (EGE), Hafslund Eco, Infranode and HitecVision

2. Further Information

Project DescriptionCO2 capture plant on Norway’s largest energy-from-waste plant, aiming to capture 400ktCO2/yr. Around 50% of an EfW plants emissions are of biogenic origin, so this project has the potential to remove up to ~200ktCO2/yr that would count as negative emissions. Once operational, this project could be the first of its kind globally. Along with the Norcem Brevik cement plant, Hafslund Oslo Celsio - previously Fortum Oslo Varme (FOV) - is part of Norway’s Longship project (see separate entry) and will receive CO2 transport and storage services under Equinor’s Northern Lights JV project (see separate entry). Following a successful Pilot-scale Capture Project, in 2016, the Norwegian Government announced funding for further concept and FEED studies. These were awarded to Aker, AF Consultants, Brevik Engineering and Larvik Shipping, and included capture studies for FOV, Norcem Brevik and the Yara ammonia plant in Porsgrunn. In May 2018, the Norwegian government confirmed FEED study funding. Successful 9-month pilot project ended in Dec 2019, that captured 3.5tCO2/day using Shell’s Cansolv technology. FID announced in 2021 to proceed with FOV (50% contingent on 'other sources' funding) and Norcem (100% funded) projects. The remaining 50% funding was secured in March 2022. * Previously known as the Fortum Oslo Varme (FOV) CCS Project, the name was changed to Hafslund Oslo Celsio following a change of ownership in May 2022.
Project Websitehttps://www.fortum.com/media/2018/11/full-scale-carbon-capture-and-storage-ccs-project-initiated-norway

3. Status

StatusIn Design
Status CommentPilot trials ran early 2016. Feasibility, concept and FEED studies completed 2015-2019
Intended Operational Year
Operation Year
End Operation Year
Date CommentOriginal intended operational year was 2024; the plant could now be operational around 2026/2027 following the funding announcement in March 2022.

4. Funding

Estimated CostNOK 11.8 bn (GBP 1.1 bn)
Public FundingYes
Public Funding CommentFunded by Gassnova, state owned. Mar 2017 - ESA approve public finance. Norwegian government announced FID in 2021 to fund ~50% (NOK 3bn) of FOV as part of Longship, on the condition that the other ~50% (~NOK 3.8bn) come from other sources. FOV announced in March 2022 that the remaining 50% funding had been secured.
Public Engagement

5. Organisation

Non Commercial Org
CCS Group
Company CommentIn May 2022, Fortum sold its 50% ownership in the company to a Norwegian investor consortium comprising Hafslund Eco, Infranode and HitecVision for approximately EUR 1 billion. The new consortium coined the new name: Hafslund Oslo Celsio

6. Storage

FateSaline Formation
On / OffshoreOffshore
Storage CompanyEquinorNorthern Lights JV DA (Equinor, Shell, TotalEnergies)
Injection (MT CO2/yr)0.4
Total Injection (MT CO2)
Storage Distance>600 km
Storage CountryNorway
Storage Latitude
Storage Longitude
Storage CommentOriginally planned in Smeaheia, a shallow saline formation, now confirmed as the deeper (3km) Johansen formation south of Troll field.
Storage Monitoring

7. Production

ProductDistrict heating & cooling, electricity, waste disposal
Source CompanyWaste-to-Energy Agency of Oslo
Permit Date
Feedstock DetailMunicipal waste
Feedstock Additional
Power Plant Size
Fuel Capacity160,000 t/yr waste input capacity
Production Capacity
Plant Capacity Comment55.4 MW Thermal, 10.5 MW Electric

8. Separation

Separation TypePost-combustion
Separation TechnologyShell's Cansolv CO2 amine-based capture technology
Separation Comment3-month programme (Aug-Oct 2021) between Shell and Technip to improve the Cansolv CO2 system's process design, efficiency and costs
Capture CompanyTechnip Energies
CCS Capacity

9. Transport

Transport MethodPipe and Ship
Transport CompanyFortum Oslo Varme and Northern Lights JV DA (Equinor, Shell, TotalEnergies)
Cluster CommentPart of Longship project, which includes the Fortum Oslo Varme enery-from-waste plant in nearby Oslo.
Transport CommentFortum Oslo Varme will ship the CO2 to Oslo harbour by ship. Northern Lights will then ship to Øygarden, pipe to storage; able to receive sources CO2 from other European sources

10. Edit History

Date Entered2015-05-14 10:57:26
Entered byCCSDBA
Date Modified2022-07-26 15:47:58.452607
Modified byrsteven2


Press release (Jul 2016): Ministry presents feasibility study report
Press release (May 2018): External QA process to review project costs.
Concept study report published (Mar 2018)
Press (Aug 2018): Government confirms support for FEED study
Press (May 2020): CCS pilot phase successfully completed on Norwegian waste-to-energy plant
Press (Jul 2020): Norway’s €2.1bn carbon-capture mega-project gets approval
Fortum Press Release (Mar 2021): Norway’s Fortum Oslo Varme CCS project makes shortlist for EU innovation funding
Technip (Oct 2021): Technip Energies and Shell Catalysts & Technologies test the latest Cansolv* CO2 Capture technology improvements
Northern Lights CCS website (Nov 2021): About the Longship Project
EC Press Release (Nov 2021): Results of the first call for large-scale projects
Bellona (March 2022): Oslo leading by example: world’s first CO2 capture and storage on waste incinerator to become reality in 2026
EU H2020 ACCSESS Project: Meet the partners