SPECIAL REPORT: Statoil to begin Snøhvit LNG operations by yearend 2007

Statoil’s Snøhvit LNG plant comes on stream later this year.Commissioning of the plant, built on Melkøya island outside Hammerfest in northern Norway (Fig. 1), got under way late last year, and in February these activities were progressing according to schedule. LNG shipments are to begin in the fourth quarter, with contractual deliveries starting on Dec. 1, 2007. The Snøhvit LNG plant sits on Melkøya Island within the Arctic Circle (Fig. 1; photo by Eiliv Leren, Statoil).Click here to enlarge imageSnøhvit LNG will be produced with the mixed-fluid cascade (MFC) liquefaction process developed by Statoil and partner Linde AG. The project has paved t...

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