Honorable visit from the German Vice Chancellor Habeck and Norwegian ministers Aasland and Vestre

Climate protection, and the technological solutions required to achieve it, were the focus of a very special visit to our flagship Brevik CCS project on January 6: Dr. Robert Habeck, Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs & Climate Action, Germany, Terje Aasland, Minister of Petroleum & Energy, Norway, and Jan Christian Vestre, Minister of Trade & Industry, Norway, toured the site together with our CEO Dr. Dominik von Achten and Giv K. Brantenberg, General Manager Northern Europe.

Inspirational visit

During his visit, Robert Habeck emphasized the potential of #CCUS as a key lever to bring emissions down.
Giv Brantenberg, General Manager of Heidelberg Materials Northern Europe stated that the visit was honorable and inspirational.

“The visit was indeed a vote of confidence and a strong inspiration for us, both directly for all personnel working on the project in Brevik, but also for the rest of the Group.  It understates that this project is pioneering, that we have support from key stakeholders, and are on the right path”

World's first full scale carbon capture plant in the cement industry

In Brevik, Heidelberg Materials is currently building the world's first industrial-scale carbon capture plant in the cement industry. From 2024 onwards, we will capture and store 50% of the plant’s annual emissions – 400,000 tons per year.

Two years into the project, it is progressing very well, thanks to clear government support, the social acceptance of CCS technology in Norway, and successful cooperation with the authorities.


Ada Ruud Saltnes

Communication Manager Norway

Heidelberg Materials Norge AS Lilleakerveien 2A
0283 Oslo

Habeck visits Brevik .

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Habeck and Heidelberg Materials CEO von Achten.