Aramco and Norway-based Aker Carbon Capture have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore partnership opportunities for deploying carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), and its industrial modularisation, in Saudi Arabia.

The MoU is expected to focus on carbon emissions reduction and removal through CCUS from industries and energy solutions by offering modular carbon capture plants and aftermarket services. The parties also aim to assess the potential for developing local supply chains and module fabrication. The MoU has a duration of 2 years.

Through the Middle East Green Initiative, the region aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 670 million tonnes per year. Aker Carbon Capture’s ‘Just Catch’ modular concept is a standardised product offering that enables prefabrication of carbon capture units. Aker Carbon Capture is currently delivering a Just Catch unit, expected to be delivered by the end of 2023, in the Netherlands. In May 2023, the company announced the award of a contract for five Just Catch units to Ørsted in Denmark, a global leader in renewable energy.

Aker Carbon Capture and Aramco also aim to explore the possibility of developing modular solutions across industries in Saudi Arabia.

Image courtesy of Aker Carbon Capture