The methanol plant is the largest in Europe, and when it was first opened, it was the first time natural gas had been used on a large scale for industrial production in Norway. The production capacity of the methanol plant is around 900,000 tonnes of methanol per year, and gas from the Heidrun field on Haltenbanken is transported via the 250 km 16" Haltenpipe pipeline.
The volumes from Tjeldbergodden account for approximately 25% of total European methanol production and about 10% of consumption. Equinor’s share in the plant is 82.01%, while ConocoPhillips Scandinavia owns 17.99%.
Gas receiving terminal and air separation plant
Alongside the methanol plant is a gas receiving terminal for natural gas from the Heidrun field, and an air separation plant.
The methanol plant at Tjeldbergodden is one of the world’s most energy-efficient large-scale methanol producers, with low CO2 emissions per tonne produced. The emissions of carbon dioxide are around 0.3 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of methanol, while the emissions of nitrogen oxide are around 120 tonnes per year.
The gas terminal is part of Haltenpipe and is owned by:
ConocoPhillips Scandinavia 18,1%
Vår Energi 5%
The air separation plant is owned by:
ConocoPhillips Scandinavia 11.3%