About us

Brevik CCS is a project-company created to establish a carbon capture plant within and on Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik, Norway.  

Brevik CCS is fully owned by Norcem, the sole producer of cement in Norway.  Norcem is an experienced international supplier of cement, and have been in operation since 1916.  

Norcem is a part of the worldwide group HeidelbergCement, which employs over 50 000 people in more than 50 countries. HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of building materials, with leading market positions in aggregates, cement, and concrete 

Norcem AS is ISO 14001-certified, and our two plants in Brevik and Kjøpsvik are among the most modern in Europe as far as energy consumption and limitation of emissions are concerned.   
Norcem AS exports cement and clinker, and the markets are situated in the US, the UK, Iceland, Russia and Western Africa. 


Our environment and control of environmentally related activities will be developed in close co-operation with the authorities and our employees, and in close contact with the general public and media. Environmental issues and plans will be openly communicated to our employees, the plant neighbors and the general society.


About Brevik CCS:
Norcems CO2-capture project started first as a “what if”-idea during a lunchbreak in Norcem in the early parts of 2000.  From then the project slowly matured into a desktop-study, and now approximately 20+ years later the project stands to be the world’s first full scale carbon capture plant in a cement factory. 

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What if...

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

The CO2-capture project in Brevik Started as a desktop-study in 2005. In 2011 Norcem received support for further studies from ECRA(European Cement Research Academy).  

The project matured and Norcem together with HeidelbergCement saw that the idea had growth potential.

The Brevik factory

Episode 1 Brevik CCS : Look to Norcem

The start of the Project.

From 2013-2017 Norcem received funding from CLIMIT to test four different technologies on real flue gas at the cement plant in Brevik.  

In 2016 the Norwegian CCS Demonstration project(NDC) was launched, granting Norcem support from Gassnova/ The ministry of Petroleum and Energy to perfom Concept and FEED-studies.  

In Desember 2020, the Norwegian government gave a final approval and support for building the worlds first full-scale carbon capture plant in a cement factory.  

The current status on the project can be found here

About Norcem:
In November of 1888, the company Christiania Cement Ltd was registered with the purpose "production, marketing and sales of Cement, Lime and Stone from the farms of Slemmestad, Royken". In 1892, Christiania Portland Cement Ltd was established at the same location, and 25 years later the plants at Dalen in Brevik and at Kjøpsvik i Nordland was started. The Brevik plant celebrated 100 years in 2016. 

In 1968, the three plants were merged and Norcem Ltd was established. 

I 1987, Aker and Norcem merged with Norcem as the financial fundament and in 1996, Norcem became a part of Scancem.  

During spring of 1999, HeidelbergCement bought Scancem, and thus Norcem became a German company. 

Today, the name Norcem is synonymous with Norwegian cement production. 

Tor Halvorsrud

Communication Manager Norway

Heidelberg Materials Norge AS Lilleakerveien 2A
0283 Oslo