Equinor to shut Hammerfest LNG plant for maintenance

Norwegian energy giant Equinor will be closing its Hammerfest LNG export plant as part of planned maintenance in May.

Equinor will shut down the facility located on Melkøya Island for two weeks starting in the second half of May.

According to Equinor, the closure of Hammerfest LNG will reduce production by 18 million cubic metres per day.

The plant liquefies natural gas from the Snøhvit (Snow White) field in the Barents Sea.

Natural gas from the field reaches the plant via a 160-kilometer pipeline which became operational in the autumn of 2007.

Hammerfest LNG is able to produce about 4.3 million tonnes per year of LNG.

The chilled fuel produced at the facility mainly lands at LNG terminals in Europe but also in Asia.

Equinor is the operator of both the Snøhvit field and Hammerfest LNG with a 36.8 per cent stake.

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