Norwegian company Parat Halvorsen will supply the electric boilers that will provide the heating on the Edvard Grieg platform when the field is supplied with power from shore. This means that the last piece of the puzzle to fully electrify Edvard Grieg is coming into place.
Both heating and power needs will be met with power from shore by 2022. This will account for an annual emission reduction of around 200,000 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of taking approximately 65,000 private cars off the road. Lundin Energy Norway will thereby become a global leader in low emissions for offshore platforms, and is also on track to achieve our target of carbon neutrality from production by 2030.
Solid Norwegian supplier
On Friday 26 June 2020, a contract was signed by the Norwegian company Parat to be the supplier of the electric boilers.
“Parat is a well established Norwegian company that delivers high-quality turn-key products. The company has demonstrated their ability to work with us as partners and incorporate our specific requirements, as well as listening to any input we may have,” says field development director in Lundin Energy Norway, Charlotte Berge.,
“This is the first time an electric boiler is placed outdoors offshore in the North Sea. Therefore, it is essential with high quality in the delivery”, says Berge who signed the documents together with Parat’s managing director, Yngve M. Halvorsen.
“This is a great day for us. When the corona situation and the rapid oil price decline hit us, we noticed a wait-and-see attitude in the market. Therefore, it means a lot to us that Lundin Energy Norway has kept a steady course on this project, and that we have reached to this contract today”, says Halvorsen.
Electrification of the Utsira High
The Edvard Grieg platform was designed to receive electric power from shore right from the original plans in 2010. In 2014 the Norwegian Parliament (the Storting) passed a resolution to build a solution for power supply from shore for Johan Sverdrup, and the other platforms in the area were to be tied in to this solution with Phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development.
“We are really looking forward to operate the Edvard Grieg platform with power from shore. In addition to emissions reductions, we hope to reach an even more efficient operation. This also reduces operating costs since we will no longer have to operate our own power plant offshore, and we also expect to achieve a more stable production, says Operations Director Kari Nielsen.
Once the area solution for power from shore is in place in 2022, oil and gas production from the Utsira High will have some of the lowest emissions in the world, with less than 1 kg of CO2 per produced barrel.