Climeworks Official Opening
Article - 13/09/2021

Climeworks - ORCA Launched

Climeworks’ new plant called ORCA, was inaugurated on September 8th, 2021.  The inauguration was attended by many of the top government officials in Iceland at the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant. The new plant is the world’s first and largest climate-positive direct air capture and storage plant, making direct air capture and storage a reality. Climeworks works together with the Icelandic innovation company Carbfix to capture and store 4,000 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere each year in Hellisheidi. The entire opening event can be viewed here.

Mannvit has worked on the development of Climeworks' direct air capture plants, that capture CO2 directly from ambient air. The plants are located within the Geothermal Park ON. Carbfix then stores the carbon dioxide by injecting it into rock layers, where it mineralizes (turns into stone).

Mannvit has also worked closely with OR, the owner of Carbfix, for over 15 years in research, testing and development of technology for pumping CO2 into the bedrock. Mannvit's field of work in the Carbfix project has been supervision and coordination of design, supervision of construction, installation and supervision during start-up, P&ID and more.

Photos: Climeworks technology solution & Carbfix solution.