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Equinor relaunches Hammerfest LNG terminal


Equinor, a Norwegian oil and gas firm, announced opening of its Hammerfest LNG liquefaction plant.

Larry Lamsa
Larry Lamsa
On September 28, 2020, a fire broke out at Hammerfest LNG on the Norwegian island of Melkoya. A fire broke out in a turbine. The company estimated that repairs would take a year and that the plant would reopen on Oct. 1, 2021. The corporation, on the other hand, frequently postponed the opening dates.

As a result, complicated equipment and compressors were fixed, more than 220,000 parts were inspected, and 180 kilometers of electrical cables were replaced, in addition to regular overhauls and routine maintenance.

"The Hammerfest LNG plant is back in production after major repairs and modifications following a fire in September 2020," the statement added.

The Hammerfest plant produces more than 5% of Norway's total gas exports. According to Equinor, the facility typically produces 6.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year, which is enough to meet the yearly gas needs of 6.5 million European households.

source: energyvoice.com