Two of the gas compressors for Ormen Lange - used to create pressure for gas export to the UK - arrived at Nyhamna. The 94-tonne units were lifted onto the dock. The compressors came by the vessel MV "Lys Chris" who also carried the modules used to lubricate the compressors.
Each compressor has a 48- megawatt electrical motor. The 115-tonne motors arrived in Nyhamna last Wednesday. The lifting operations were carried out with a Demag CC 2600 crane with 500-tonne lifting capacity.
This was one of the first Ormen Lange contracts awarded, contingent upon the authorities approving an onshore solution for the Ormen Lange development project.
The contract value is NOK 450 million. The agreement entails three 48-megawatt motor-driven compressors, and two 7.3 megawatt motor-driven compressors for re-compression of gas at the land-based gas processing facility in Nyhamna.
In about 14 days, the compressors will be moved from the dock and into the facility area where they will be installed. Construction has started on the buildings in which they will be housed. Final commissioning of the buildings cannot be completed before the compressors are in place. This is partly due to the fact the components are so large that they have to be lifted in through the roof of the buildings.