Operator: Equinor

Onshore facility: Tjeldbergodden

Other info: The consent covers modification to install a mercury removal unit at Tjeldbergodden.


The Tjeldbergodden onshore facility is at Aure in Møre og Romsdal county. The facility comprises three parts: a methanol plant, an LNG plant and a hydrogen plant. Equinor is responsible for day-to-day operation of the facility.

The methanol plant at Tjeldbergodden began production in 1997 and is now 20 years old. This is an age at which corrosion under insulation (CUI) can start to become increasingly challenging. The plant's design life was 20 years, but Equinor now envisages operation until 2030.