Norwegian methanol plant outlines operations, expansion plans

Statoil has two projects in the works that will expand the production capacity of the Stat oil/Conoco mid-Norway methanol plant at Tjeldbergodden: A project to increase plant capacity by 10%, permitting only minor changes in the existing plant. Installation will occur at the planned turnaround in the fall of 2000. A project to increase plant capacity by 35% by 2003.These expansions will strengthen Statoil's competitive position. They will reduce unit production costs and increase the company's market share in Western Europe. Click here to enlarge imageThe Statoil/Conoco mid-Norway methanol plant (Fig. 1) has been operating for about 21/2 years. It is an energy-efficient, gas-to-l...

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