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Oil majors' joint climate venture orders two specialized CO2 carriers

Northern Lights, owned by oil companies Equinor, Shell and Totalenergies, has ordered two new CO2 carriers to further develop the infrastructure of the joint venture's CCS project.

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Climate venture Northern Lights, based in Norway, has ordered two CO2 carriers from shipbuilder Dalian in China, marking the first phase of its CO2 transport and storage infrastructure development.

The ships will freight CO2 captured in Europe to Northern Lights’ receiving terminal in Øygarden, Western Norway. From here, the CO2 will be transported via a pipeline to permanent storage in a geological reservoir 2.6 kilometers below the seabed, writes Northern Lights in a press release.

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