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Equinor shuts Melkoya LNG liquefaction plant in Norway due to power problem

Equinor shuts Melkoya LNG liquefaction plant in Norway due to power problem

 

The 4.3 million mt/year Melkoya LNG plant in Norway has been completely shuttered for an outage through Friday, Norway's Equinor said Wednesday.

The outage began Tuesday and will have a volume impact of 18 million cu m/d, Equinor said.

"The shutdown was due to an external power outage in the region late Monday," an Equinor spokesman said. "Startup activities are still ongoing."

The company had no details on potential knock-on logistical effects, he added.

"We expect the plant to be back in normal operations shortly," the spokesman said.

Two LNG tankers are currently near the terminal, according to S&P Global Platts trade flow software, cFlow. The Js Ineos Invention, which sailed from Singapore, and the Arctic Princess were both due to arrive July 22. The latter sailed from Bilbao, Spain.

Melkoya, outside Hammerfest in Finnmark county, is a facility that receives and processes natural gas from the Snohvit field in the Barents Sea.

 

Source: S&P Global

Published: 25-07-2019

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