Snohvit Gas Flows Again

Production from the Hammerfest LNG plant has been resumed after a gas leak Sunday night.

“We started run-up of the Hammerfest LNG plant Tuesday night, and the plant has now reached stable operation. All necessary repairs on the plant have been completed to ensure a safe and efficient start-up,” says Knut Gjertsen, head of Snøhvit operations.

The Hammerfest LNG plant was shut down Sunday night due to a gas leak in the processing facility. In connection with the plant run-up a condensate leak occurred which required extra time for the start-up preparations. The incident will be investigated by Statoil.

Snøhvit is the first offshore development in the Barents Sea.  Without surface installations, this project involves bringing natural gas to land for liquefaction and export from the first plant of its kind in Europe and the world’s northernmost liquefied natural gas facility.

January 08, 2014

 

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