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Hydro awards Skanska the NOK 1 billion Ormen Lange Main Civil contract

March 19, 2004, 13:30 CET

Hydro has today, on behalf of the Ormen Lange license group, awarded Skanska the NOK 1 billion Main Civil Contract for the site preparation for the gas processing plant at Nyhamna in Mid-Norway.

The scope of work includes preparation of the site, seawater tunnels, landfall for pipelines, condensate caverns, construction quay, roads and infrastructure, storage areas, sewer treatment plant and necessary temporary utilities and installations for the construction period , as well as the construction of temporary living quarters, canteen and offices.

The contract also includes an option for concrete deliveries.

Hydro is operator for Ormen Lange during the development phase, including all field development, the onshore gas processing plant at Nyhamna in Mid-Norway, as well as the export pipeline project.

The contract award is conditional on the governmental approval of the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) and the Plan for Installation and Operation (PIO). Production start of the Ormen Lange field is planned for October 2007.

Ormen Lange is the largest gas field under development on the Norwegian continental shelf. It is located 100 km off the northwest coast of Norway at a water depth of 850 to 1,100 meters.

Partners in the Ormen Lange license group:

Hydro (operator for the development phase) 18.0728 %
Shell (operator for the operational phase) 17.0375 %
Petoro 36.4750 %
Statoil 10.8441 %
BP 10.3420 %
ExxonMobil 7.2286 %

 

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