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Ormen Lange process equipment contract awarded to Midsund Bruk

June 16, 2004, 10:00 CEST

Hydro, on behalf of the Ormen Lange owners, has awarded Midsund Bruk two contracts to build process equipment for separating oil, gas and water at Ormen Lange's onshore gas processing plant at Nyhamna, Mid-Norway.

Under the contracts, a total of 16 large process tanks - each weighing up to 90 metric tons - will be built, at a total contract value of approximately NOK 70 million. The deliveries from Midsund Bruk, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aker Yards, are scheduled for the fall of 2005.

Hydro is operator for Ormen Lange during the development phase, including all field development, the gas processing plant at Nyhamna, as well as the export pipeline project – Langeled.

Ormen Lange’s untreated wellstream will be transported onshore in two 120 km long, 30” flowlines. At Nyhamna the gas will be processed, before being exported in a 1,200 km long pipeline to Easington in the UK.

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  800 to 1,100 meters.

Partners in the Ormen Lange license group:

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