Linde Group Gets Snohvit Gas Plant Contract

A contract valued at NOK 1.6 billion for deliveries to the Snohvit gas liquefaction plant being built at Melkoya in northern Norway has been awarded to Germany's Linde group.

This assignment embraces engineering, procurement and construction management for the facility. The plant will convert natural gas from Snohvit in the Barents Sea to liquid form. Linde has also worked on preliminary engineering of the plant and its associated receiving terminal at Melkoya, which is outside Hammerfest in Finnmark county.

The present contract builds on this foundation, with work due to be based in Germany. Norway's Aker Kværner and Multiconsult/Barlindhaug companies are substantial subcontractors to Linde. The gas liquefaction plant will be ready in 2006.