Wood Study Explores Modular Options for Hammerfest LNG
Wood reported Wednesday that it has provided technical support for Equinor’s review of development options at its Hammerfest liquefaction terminal on the Barents Sea in northern Norway.
According to Wood, the new contract – under an existing master services agreement – called on its process technology and consulting team to carry out a study phase assessment of onshore compression, additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing capacity and electrification at Hammerfest LNG facility. Moreover, the company noted the study examined using modular applications in brownfield environments.
“Wood has a longstanding working relationship with Equinor,” Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions unit, said in a written statement. “We look forward to continuing this partnership by helping the team evaluate and realize opportunities for the continued operation of Hammerfest LNG at plateau and into the foreseeable future through the potential investment of new facilities.”
Located on Melkøya Island, Hammerfest LNG can produce 4.3 million tons per annum of LNG sourced from the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea. The facility is Europe’s largest liquefaction plant. According to Equinor, Snøhvit – Norwegian for “Snow White” – is the first Barents Sea development and the first major Norwegian continental shelf development with no surface installations. A 160-kilometer pipeline delivers gas from seabed-based production facilities to the LNG terminal, the company states on its website.
“We are looking forward to working together with Wood as part of this study which aims to find effective solutions for the continued success of Hammerfest LNG,” Geir A. Owren, Equinor project director, said in the statement from Wood.
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