Bjørn-Erik Haugan participated in a CO2 meeting with the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma
SASOL acknowledges, as we do, that CO2 emissions are a challenge for the climate and that this challenge can only be solved through close, international cooperation between the State and industry. He also emphasised TCM as a unique facility for industrial demonstration of CCS technologies, with a goal of testing many technologies and providing necessary experience and confidence for taking the step to a full-scale facility.
President Jacob Zuma, joined by His Majesty King Harald, met today with the Minster of Petroleum and Energy, Ola Borten Moe, and important industrial players to discuss CCS. Both the Norwegian and South African delegations requested CCS as a topic during the official visit from the Republic of South Africa.
DNV hosted the meeting.
The purpose of the meeting was to:
- Strengthen industrial cooperation between South Africa and Norway
- Build a joint understanding of the importance of CCS as an instrument in the climate effort
- Share CCS ambitions and experiences
- Demonstrate the capacity of the Norwegian CCS cluster
- Establish a basis for further dialogue regarding CCS cooperation
The Norwegian industrial participants were:
Helge Lund, CEO, Statoil
Bjørn-Erik Haugan, CEO, Gassnova
Unni Steinsmo, CEO, SINTEF
Liv Monica Stubholt, CEO, Aker Clean Carbon
Henrik O. Madsen, CEO, DNV
Representatives from the South African delegation will visit the technology centre at Mongstad on 2 September.