STATOIL and THE SNØHVIT PROJECT
Statoil is one of the world's largest net sellers of crude oil, and a substantial supplier of natural gas to Europe. Snøhvit is Europe´s first export facility for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Production and landing of natural gas from the Snøhvit, Albatross and Askeladd fields in the Barents Sea and receiving and processing plant on Melkøya island outside Hammerfest. LNG shipments by special carrier to markets in Europe and the USA.
Snøhvit at Melkøya is the largest-ever industrial project in northern Norway. Costs associated with LNG ship construction come in addition. The plant will create 180 permanent jobs and have big spin-offs.