The cable supplying the Edvard Grieg platform with power from shore has now been installed. This brings the company one step closer to being carbon neutral from 2025.
Connecting the platform to the power cable from shore will now make it possible to shut down the gas turbines currently used to produce the electricity needed in production. Our calculations indicate that this will
result in savings of about 3.6 million tonnes of CO2 over the field’s lifetime, which is equivalent to the annual emissions of 1.8 million passenger cars.
The cable installation was done by the vessel NKT Victoria. The cable is now pulled in at the Edvard Grieg platform and installed on the seabed. The other end of the cable is stored close to the Johan Sverdrup field, pending installation of Johan Sverdrup phase 2 platform. According to the plan, the cable will be hooked up in Q2 2022.
“The full electrification of Edvard Grieg and Johan Sverdrup makes us, as a company, and the Norwegian shelf more widely, extremely competitive in the energy transition and, in addition, makes us large-scale consumers of electricity in our own right. For Lundin Energy, we have made a commitment to ensure that all of our net electricity usage will come from renewable power,” says Kristin Færøvik, Managing Director in Lundin Energy Norway.
Our entire net power consumption from shore will be supported by investments in new renewable power projects by the end of 2023. In addition to the hydropower plant in Leikanger, Lundin has secured a 50 per cent interest in the Metsälamminkangas wind farm in Finland. Both projects combined will supply around 300 GWh (net) annually to the Nordic grid. This is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of over 75,000 European households.