Statoil has awarded a pre-front-end engineering (pre-FEED) contract to Global Engineering and Construction Group for the Snohvit future development project at Statoil’s Melkoya-based LNG facility on Melkoya Island about 280 miles (450 kilometers) north of the Arctic Circle, Hammerfest, Norway.
The company’s scope of work includes concept design activities in order to support the finalization of the development concept and of the plant capacity for the expansion of LNG production at the Melkoya LNG facility, as well as energy optimization investigations.
The existing Snohvit facility has a design capacity of 4.2 million tones per annum, and processes gas from the Snovhit and Albatross fields in the Barents Sea. Statoil serves as the operator, holding a 33.53% interest. Project partners include Petoro with 30%, Total with 18.4%, Gaz de France with 12%, Hess with 3.26% and RWE DEA with 2.81%.
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