STAVANGER -- Statoil has started run-up of the Hammerfest LNG
plant, and the plant has now reached stable operation, company
officials said Thursday.
"All necessary repairs on the plant have been completed to
ensure a safe and efficient start-up," said Knut Gjertsen, head
of Snohvit operations.
The Hammerfest LNG
plant was shut down on January 5 in the night due to a gas leak
in the processing facility.
In connection with the plant run-up, a condensate leak
occurred, which required extra time for the start-up
The incident will be investigated by Statoil.