The Norwegian authorities has accepted the Snøhvit companions’ plans for the long run operation of Snøhvit and Hammerfest LNG, topic to sure situations. The approval entails onshore compression from 2028, and electrification of the plant from 2030.
“The Snøhvit house owners are happy that the federal government has now accepted Snøhvit Future, a venture that can strengthen Norway’s place as a dependable, long-term provider of gasoline produced with very low greenhouse gasoline emissions. The venture ensures long-term operation and export from Melkøya in the direction of 2050. We absolutely perceive that there have been many elements to think about, and we are going to advocate the partnership to satisfy the situations for the authorities’ approval,” mentioned Geir Tungesvik, Equinor’s government Vice President for Tasks, Drilling and Procurement.
In comparison with the partnership’s utility, the authorities have postponed the beginning of electrification by two years, from 2028 to 2030. The plant will proceed to run on gasoline generators throughout this era. The approval opens for sustaining the gasoline generators for back-up energy from 2030 to 2033. The necessity for this shall be assessed by 2028 on the newest.
Electrification of Hammerfest LNG will change right now’s gasoline generators with electrical energy from the grid. This reduces CO2 emissions from the plant by round 850 000 tpy. That is probably the most substantial particular person emission discount determination that has been made aimed toward decarbonising oil and gasoline manufacturing in Norway. The venture is a crucial contribution in the direction of the power transition.
The Snøhvit companions are investing NOK 13.2 billion (2022) within the Snøhvit Future venture.
“The venture generates substantial spin-offs and jobs each in Finnmark, Northern Norway and nationally. Round 70% of worth creation within the growth part is anticipated to go to Norwegian corporations. Regional employment is estimated at nearly 1700 person-years of employment, primarily in Finnmark,” added Tungesvik.
The approval of Snøhvit Future ensures continued operation on Melkøya. At present, 350 everlasting staff and 150 contractors and apprentices work on the plant, and the ripple results in Northern Norway have been documented by Bodø Science Park at nearly 900 person-years of employment.
The Snøhvit Future venture triggers an elevated want for energy and a strengthened grid. At present, the federal government has additionally accepted Statnett’s licence utility for an influence cable (420 kV) between Skaidi and Hyggevatn, and Equinor’s licence utility for an influence cable (132 kV) between Hyggevatn and Melkøya.
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