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Contracts for Snøhvit plant

October 29, 2002, 13:30 CET

Two contracts worth just under NOK 245 million relating to the Snøhvit land plant on Melkøya outside Hammerfest in northern Norway have been awarded by operator Statoil.

Hammerfest Elverk Nett is to install a 132-kilovolt power line to the island, while Siemens AG Power Generation of Germany will supply a compressor package.

The electricity supply job to Melkøya, site of the planned liquefaction plant for Snøhvit gas, covers construction and installation of a line from Skaidi in Kvalsund local authority.

Work is due to start immediately and be completed by December 2005, reports contract coordinator Anne Siri Røthe in the Snøhvit project. It also embraces connection to transformer stations.

The contract value of NOK 114.3 million includes an option worth NOK 2.5 million for installing and connecting the power line through the submarine tunnel to the island.

Siemens has secured a fixed-price contract worth some NOK 130 million to supply the compressor package, which includes four units with associated equipment.

The job covers engineering, construction and testing. Delivery is scheduled for late 2003, confirms Ole Hausken, procurement manager for the Snøhvit project.