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Consent to installation of new nmVOC recovery plant at Mongstad

Statoil ASA has received consent to the installation of a new nmVOC (non-methane volatile organic compounds) recovery plant at the company's terminal in Lindås municipality.


The terminal at Mongstad (photo: Statoil)

The Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT) has ordered Statoil to reduce emissions of nmVOC from the Mongstad terminal. The emissions occur when oil is loaded onto tankers.

The company has therefore decided to build a plant to collect and recover nmVOC. The plant will be located within the industrial plant area.

When tankers dock at the Mongstad quay, an nmVOC loading arm will be connected to the vessel's manifold. With the aid of blowers, gas from the ship's crude oil tanks will be transported through pipes to the nmVOC plant. Filters installed upstream of the blowers will collect any particles and fluids released from the nmVOC in the crude oil tanks.

Contact person i the Petroleum Safety Authority
Mike Theiss