Recommends electric boiler on the Edvard Grieg platform

Lundin Norway’s recommendation to the other licensees in the Edvard Grieg field is to cover all heat and power needed to operate the platform by electricity from shore when the area-wide solution for power from shore for fields on the Utsira High in the North Sea is in place by 2022.

The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the Edvard Grieg field was sanctioned by the Storting (the Norwegian Parliament) in 2012. In accordance with the PDO, the necessary heat and electricity are generated using two gas powered turbines on the platform. In conjunction with the PDO, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy set a requirement for the Edvard Grieg platform to be prepared to receive power from shore in the event such a solution was to be established in the future. The Storting adopted this solution in 2014.

“Lundin Norway and the partnership in the Edvard Grieg field have always had the intention of fulfilling the Storting’s resolution to use power from shore. At the same time, modifying an operating platform is both technically complex and costly. Now we have determined that it is technically feasible and financially prudent to install an electric boiler, and hence to shut down both gas turbines on the platform when the solution for power from shore is in place,” says Færøvik.