Snohvit is the first facility in Europe for the production and export of liquid natural gas. The contract becomes effective in May 2007 and extends for five years. NCC will manage the technical maintenance of the facility and be responsible for improvements and modifications.
"Since we have been active at Melkoya for several years and built four large gas tanks, this is a perfect assignment for us. The long-term focus of the contract makes it particularly satisfactory," said NCC District Manager Tor Nordstrom.
Snohvit constitutes the first field development in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea and is the first LNG plant (liquid natural gas) in Europe. Unprocessed gas will be piped from subsea field installations to Hammerfest, in order to be transported by tankers to the market. The plant will be brought onstream this autumn.
NCC plans to have a permanent administrative staff of about five employees at Melkoya. The contract corresponds to 30 full-time positions.
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