Snøhvit compressors ready to go—finally

Three large refrigerating compressors for the barge-mounted process plant at Statoil's gas liquefaction facility on Melkøya in northern Norway were finally ready for delivery early last month, nearly 6 months late, said a company statement. The compressors play a key role in the process of cooling natural gas from the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea to liquefaction temperatures, according to Statoil. What impact the 6-month delay will have on completing the plant assembly job at Dragados Offshore's yard in Cadiz, however, remains to be seen, said the company. The Melkøya facility to liquefy Snøhvit gas is due to come on line at the same time as natural product...

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