On behalf of the Snøhvit partnership, Equinor has awarded Aibel a serious contract price NOK 8 billion for Hammerfest LNG modifications in reference to the Snøhvit Future challenge. The contract is topic to governmental approval of the challenge.
Aibel has been awarded an EPCI contract that includes engineering, procurement, development, and set up of two new processing modules associated to the onshore compression and electrification of the Melkøya plant. They may even construct a brand new receiving station for energy from shore and perform integration work on the plant.
The contract is an possibility within the FEED contract awarded to Aibel in September 2020.
“Aibel has been one in all our most important suppliers for Hammerfest LNG for the reason that start-up in 2007. They know the plant nicely, have arrange an area division in Hammerfest, and have stable expertise from different main modification tasks on vegetation whereas on stream. I subsequently have excessive expectations of them doing a superb job safely. This contract could have main ripple results regionally, regionally and nationally,” stated Mette H. Ottøy, Equinor’s Chief Procurement Officer.
Aibel may even perform additional upgrades of present techniques at Hammerfest LNG to make the plant extra resilient for prolonged life till 2050.
Throughout 2023 and 2024, Aibel will award a number of main contracts to its subcontractors for work on the plant and can facilitate the usage of native suppliers in a number of phases of the challenge, together with development. The engineering/design work begins instantly.
Aibel will perform giant, complicated modifications at Hammerfest LNG. The corporate may even construct bigger modules at their yards, and a lot of the work might be carried out within the interval of 2024 – 2026.
The biggest challenge at Melkøya for the reason that plant got here on stream, Snøhvit Future, will create vital ripple results. It’s anticipated that about 70% of the worth creation will go to Norwegian corporations, and greater than one-third of this to Northern Norway. Regional employment through the challenge interval is estimated at 1680 person-years (5400 person-years nationally).
The Snøhvit Future challenge consists of on-line compression and electrification of Hammerfest LNG at Melkøya. Because the strain drops within the reservoirs, compression is required to make sure adequate circulation of the fuel to the plant. The challenge will prolong plateau manufacturing and guarantee excessive fuel exports, jobs and ripple results additionally after 2030, whereas decreasing carbon dioxide emissions from the plant by 850 000 tpy, akin to 2% of Norway’s complete emissions. The Norwegian parliament has determined to scale back Norwegian emissions by 55% by 2030.
NOK 13.2 billion might be invested within the Snøhvit Future challenge, making certain continued operation of the plant in the direction of 2050.
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