Norway Eyes Offshore Wind To Power Nyhamna Gas Processing Plant

Norwegian gas system operator Gassco and Canadian energy firm Enbridge are working on reviving a 350 megawatt (MW) offshore wind project to boost power supply security at Norway’s Nyhamna gas processing plant, they told Reuters.

The project, which would be the country’s first offshore wind farm, is called Havsul 1 and was fully licensed by Norwegian energy regulators in 2009 before being abandoned in 2012 due to profitability concerns and insufficient subsidies.

Nyhamna is one of Norway’s biggest gas processing plants, handling output from Shell’s Ormen Lange Field. Its capacity was raised to 84 million cubic meters (MMcm) per day this year to accommodate gas from the Aasta Hansteen Field.