The combined heat and power plant (CHP)at Mongstad has phased out due to unprofitable operations for several years ,meanwhile, other operations will continue as usual.
“The reason for this decision is that the CHP has had less utilization than planned due to lower steam demand at Mongstad. This has resulted in severe operating loss and actions to adjust the activity are unavoidable,” says Grete Haaland, Senior Vice President for Asset Management in Marketing, Midstream and Processing in Statoil.
The CHP will operate as today until the gas supply under the existing agreement Is ended and the normal operation of the power plant ceases.
“The CHP will run as normal until the termination. In this two-year period, alternative sources for steam and solutions for safe and stable operations for the refinery will be worked out,” Haaland says.
Statoil will adjust the refinery to the changed conditions for the operation. A consequence of the cessation of the operations of the CHP is a reduction of CO2 emissions in the range of 250 – 300.000 tons per year.