Norway's government approves electrification of three oil platforms

A larger area solution is now in place and will supply a range of Norwegian oil assets with onshore power via field Johan Sverdrup as of late next year.

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The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on Thursday green-lit a power connection from an onshore plant to three oil and gas platforms, effective from the end of 2022. Electricity will pass through a forthcoming platform at giant field Johan Sverdrup and will reduce emissions from a number of assets near the area Utsirahøyden, the ministry confirms in a press release.

Besides Johan Sverdrup, the solution encompasses fields Edvard Grieg, Ivar Aasen and Gina Krog.

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