Fossil Energy – Shore Power
The Edvard Grieg and Ivar Aasen production platforms on the Utsira High area in the North Sea are now operated with electric power from shore.
Two gas fired turbines have been shut down, and thus we achieve a significant reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases.
“We achieve several positive effects by getting electricity from land, both operationally and in terms of reduced emission of greenhouse gases,” said Kari Nielsen, Asset Manager Edvard Grieg & Ivar Aasen, in Aker BP.
“By shutting down the gas turbines, we reduce emissions of CO2 from the production phase by around 200,000 tons annually, or around 3.6 million tons over the life of the field. In addition, we reduce operating costs since we will no longer operate our own power plant on the platform.”