Shell in Norway has awarded Kvaerner a project to harmonise the power supply interaction between the Nyhamna gas plant and the national grid.
Planning and execution of the project will commence immediately.
Kvaerner was the main contractor for the initial development of the Nyhamna onshore gas treatment facility, and was in April 2012 awarded an EPCm frame agreement for Nyhamna. In addition to ongoing work, Kvaerner will now also handle the installation of a reactive power mitigation and circuit breaker, which is needed to meet the Norwegian grid regulator’s requirements for voltage and reactive power excursions.
It will also be responsible for ground preparation and civil works. ABB will deliver the SVS system, as a subcontractor to Kvaerner.
Olav Jan Støve, executive vice president for Kvaerner’s business area onshore, said: “At Nyhamna, which is a plant in operation, we see that good planning and precise execution is vital to ensure safe operations and minimum interruption of the valuable gas treatment process. We have a clear ambition to grow Kvaerner’s onshore business further. We use the expertise to systematically improve our HSSE performance, productivity and quality, so we can offer our customers predictable project results.”