Brevik plant march 2024

Welcome to Brevik CCS

Brevik CCS – World's first CO₂-capture facility in the cement industry

Brevik CCS is Heidelberg Materials' most advanced CCS project.  Brevik CCS is part of the Norwegian government's Longship programme, which aims to demonstrate the capture, transport and safe storage of CO₂ from industrial sources.

Why CCS?

We need to reduce CO2 emissions to prevent global climate change. But the world will need oil, gas and cement for decades to come, so we need technology to capture and store CO2.

CCS, Carbon Capture & Storage, is a technology that can reduce significant amounts of CO2 emissions. It is a relevant technology for reducing CO2 emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants and from industries such as cement, steel and petrochemicals. It involves capture, transport and storage.

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Heavy lifting in Brevik

Brevik CCS Episode 5

About the project
Partners and collaboration
Facts and figures

Step by step towards the goal

In December 2020, the Norwegian Parliament approved the Longship project. A key part of the programme was the Heidelberg Materials Brevik cement plant. The demonstration plant in Brevik is partly funded by the state and Heidelberg Materials. Initial work started in January 2021.

The project is currently in the installation phase. The first major process equipment arrived in May 2022.

The installation of the CCS plant is a meticulous operation, as the CCS plant has to be integrated into the regular cement plant without disrupting the ongoing cement production. 

The carbon capture plant will be integrated into the existing cement plant by early 2023. Testing and commissioning will follow from summer 2023. We target mechanical completion by end 2024.

How it all started

In 2005, Heidelberg Materials Sement Norge (then called Norcem) began cautiously discussing the idea of carbon capture at a cement plant. At the time, the idea was considered unrealistic.  But after several years of research, development and cooperation the project was ready to be launched in 2020.

In the video on the right you can see how we introduced the idea to the world.

Project background

The Brevik factory

Episode 1 Brevik CCS : Look to Norcem

The start of the Project.

In this video, you will hear more about the Brevik CCS-project, and how it all started back in 2005.

What If...

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...we could turn one of the biggest CO2-emitting industries into a green and sustainable future?