Corrosion monitoring contract with Shell for Northern Lights

Sensorlink has been awarded a corrosion monitoring contract with Shell Trading and Shipping Company for the Northern Lights Joint Venture (JV)

The contract includes the provision of Swarm® UT sensors in CO₂ tanks onboard three ships currently under construction. Strategically installed at low spots of the tanks where water is most likely to accumulate, these sensors are designed to detect and monitor corrosion. They will provide online, high-accuracy wall thickness data directly to the ships’ control rooms, enabling early detection of corrosion.

Kjell Wold, Business Development Director at Sensorlink, said, “As part of the energy transition, there is an increase in the transportation of CO₂. While CO₂ itself is not corrosive, the presence of small amounts of water combined with contamination can lead to significant internal corrosion. We are enthusiastic to see that our technology and solutions also add value in targeted efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Shell is an international energy company with expertise in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. The company uses advanced technologies and takes an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future.

Northern Lights delivers CO2 transport and storage as a service, enabling decarbonisation of European industrial emissions and facilitating carbon removal from the atmosphere. The company is a Joint Venture owned by Equinor, Shell, and TotalEnergies.

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