Special Report: Novel scheme supplies power to Troll, cuts emissions

Supplying electricity from land to natural gas compressors on the Troll A platform (photograph) in the Norwegian North Sea promises significant environmental benefits, according to Statoil ASA in an announcement earlier this summer. Supplying power from the onshore Kollsnes plant to drive compressors aboard the Troll A platform will cut CO2 and NOx emissions, Statoil believes. (Photograph from Statoil and by Øyvind Hagen)Click here to enlarge imageUse of innovative technology eliminates emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides from the platform and its associated 120 million cu m/day gas-treatment plant at Kollsnes near Bergen. Turbines would otherwise have been needed off...

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