It also includes an option for laying the pipeline to carry carbon dioxide from the Melk°ya gas liquefaction plant back to the field for injection below ground. The infield flowlines are due to be installed next year, followed in 2005 by the umbilical and chemical pipelines from land as well as the infield umbilicals.
"This represents a very extensive and important contract for the Sn°hvit project," says Olav Hagland, pipeline manager for the development. "That's because it embraces much of the offshore pipeline and umbilical installation work. "We're particularly pleased to have split this activity between the 2004 and 2005 seasons, since that provides greater flexibility for planning."
The contract for laying the main pipeline to transport the unprocessed wellstream from Sn°hvit to Melk°ya outside Hammerfest will be awarded this autumn.
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