The concept chosen for the Wisting development consists of a circular, floating production and storage unit (FPSO), with power from shore as an integrated part of the technical solution. The oil will be processed and stored on the FPSO before it is shipped to the market.
-What we are not so happy with is that they are set up for control room(CCR) onshore, Industri Energi Equinor Offshore believes that an installation that has people on board should be controlled by people on board.
It is good that both the helicopter base and supply base have been added to Hammerfest, it will strengthen the industrial environment locally with expertise and have ripple effects in society, and Equinor estimates the ripple effects on Norwegian business and industry at NOK 1.7 billion each year during the field’s lifetime, Frank concludes.
The impact assessment process is an open process, and its purpose is to ensure that players with an opinion on the development have an opportunity to express their view. The deadline for the consultation process is 12 weeks from publication. The plan for development and operation (PDO) is scheduled to be finalized at the end of 2022.