Eni Norge applies for concession to link Goliat to shore

Eni Norge is applying for concession to construct and operate an electric cable link between mainland Norway and the Goliat field production facility in the Barents Sea.

Offshore staff

SANDNES, Norway -- Eni Norge is applying for concession to construct and operate an electric cable link between mainland Norway and the Goliat field production facility in the Barents Sea. The application also calls for associated new electrical substation and distribution grid upgrades on land.

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which forms part of the concession application, contains an assessment of the effects on the environment, species and habitats, and an evaluation of mitigating measures.

Eni Norge has prepared an application for concession and environmental impact assessment based on the assessment program stipulated by the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). The company hopes to complete processing of the license application during the spring of 2010.

Electrification of Goliat will be based on power supplied from the mainland via a 100-km (62-mi) subsea cable, combined with a gas turbine-driven generator incorporating thermal recycling installed on the Goliat facility itself.

Eni Norge and Hammerfest Energi Nett have signed a letter of intent concerning work on the mainland linked to electrification of the Goliat field.

05/14/2009

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