Aker Clean Carbon has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Aker Solutions for the construction of the European CO2 Technology Center at Mongstad in Norway.

Under the agreement, Aker Clean Carbon will provide the technology, project management and carry through commissioning and initial operation of the plant while Aker Solutions will build the plant. For Aker Solutions, the value represents a substantial part of Aker Clean Carbon’s total contract of NOK525 million.

Aker Clean Carbon will deliver the amine-based post-combustion capture facility for flue gases from power stations and industrial plants. The company has developed its own capture technology based on amine, a chemical solution, which captures CO2 in flue gases. The facility is expected to be completed in the summer of 2011, said the company.

In addition, engineering is expected to begin immediately and Aker Solutions will deliver a complete mechanical test plant for capturing CO2 at Mongstad during summer 2011.

Pipe racks and several packages of different equipment will be built and assembled at Aker Solutions’s yard at Stord. The installation work at Mongstad will be carried out during 2010. Aker Solutions will also assist Aker Clean Carbon during a six-month commissioning period.