Hammerfest LNG, Melkøya
The Hammerfest LNG plant, situated on the island of Melkøya, was Europe's first export facility for liquefied natural gas and plays a significant role in the European energy landscape. It commenced operations in 2007.
The LNG plant processes gas from Snøhvit to produce liquefied natural gas, which is then exported chiefly to European markets. Its production capacity stands at around 6.5 billion cubic metres of LNG annually.